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Salvia verbenaca

Wild clary

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBluish violet
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Salvia verbenaca (Wild clary). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Vervain, Sage

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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