Salvia sclarea

Clary Sage

Much-loved aromatic plants, the perennial and shrubby Sages are grown for their huge variety of flower colors and their long bloom. Colors include bright red, true blue, white, orange, purple, lavender and pink. The dried leaves of many types are used as cooking spices. Species come from many places in the world, so care needs vary widely -- some prefer heat, sun and dry conditions, while others need shade and moist conditions. All benefit from shearing or deadheading. Sold in containers throughout the growing season. Check specialty and mail order nurseries for a large selection of lesser-known varieties.
Salvia sclarea, Clary Sage
This Sage provides an oil used in medicine, flavoring, and perfume. Its large, aromatic leaves, covered in gray down, have inspired centuries of growers. In the second year, it sends up tall, branched flower spikes with white to lilac flowers. 'Turkestanica' has pink flowers.

Attributes - Salvia sclarea

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Lavender, Pink, White

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Related Plants

Salvia apiana, Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor', Salvia greggii, Salvia leucantha, Salvia officinalis, Salvia officinalis purpurea, Salvia x superba, Salvia superba 'May Night'
 
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