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Salvia glutinosa

Jupiter's distaff

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.4m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia glutinosa (Jupiter's distaff). A wild flower in Northern Europe, which has yellow flowers in mid summer and mid autumn, and grows in mountain woods.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer. You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in spring, cuttings in early summer or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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