Clary sage - Plant
Description for Clary sage
Salvia sclarea, clary, or clary sage, is a biennial or short-lived herbaceous perennial in the genus Salvia. It is native to the northern Mediterranean, along with some areas in north Africa and Central Asia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Salvia sclarea,Clary sage plant||white, lilac or cream||June to August||2.00 to 4.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Clary sage is a biennial that begins as a rosette in the first year and will grow a flower stalk the second year. It is a short-lived plant that will usually die after the second year, although in some climat
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||70F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Clary sage
- Clary sage is deer resistant, which makes it ideal for the naturalized or meadow garden. The plant may spread by seed but volunteer seeding is usually minimal. The herb requires a chilling period of at least three months to produce flowers and is not a good performer in hot climates for this reason.
Typical uses of Clary sage
Special features: Herb garden. Rock garden. Edging.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: The distilled essential oil is used widely in perfumes and as a muscatel flavoring for vermouths, wines, and liquors. It is also used in aromatherapy for relieving anxiety and fear, and helping with insomnia.