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Salvia sclarea

Clary sage

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourLavender, pink, blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia sclarea (Clary sage). The leaves on this hardy biennial species are a downy green and silvery, with spikes of lavender-pink flowers which emerge in midsummer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Culinary, border, medicinal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • 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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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