Producing 10 to 12 " tall rosettes of heart-shaped, strongly scented leaves, with 2-3 ft tall spikes of striking pastel pink, purple and blue flowers. Clary Sage a good companion plant as it attracts bees and other pollinators. Deer resistant.
Direct seed 2 mm deep after the last frost. For larger harvests in cooler climates, sowing indoors in a warm, brightly lit location 2 weeks before the last frost is expected. Germinates 10 to 12 days.
Descriptions of the medicinal use of the plant reach back to the writings of Theophrastus (4th century BCE), Dioscorides (1st century CE), and Pliny the Elder (1st century CE). Derived from the medicinal herb, Salvia sclarea. This long-loved medicinal herb is native to the Mediterranean Basin.
Clary Sage Oil adorns its name from the Latin word Clarus, meaning clarifying or cleansing. Clary sage was traditionally used to treat digestive problems and is also known for its antiseptic and astringent qualities and the seeds have been used for centuries to makes a clear (clary) eyewash.
|Temperature (C):||18 - 22|
|Blooms:||July to September|
|Site:||Full Shade or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||50 - 60|
|Spread (cm):||30 - 60|