Salvia sclarea v. turkestanica - Clary Sage




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An absolutely beautiful biennial (flowering in second year) that then becomes a short-lived perennial (2-3 years approx) that forms a basal rosette of grey-green strongly scented foliage.  Tall stems of pale mauve flowers with a white lip are produced over a long period of time from late Spring.  Cut back soon after flowering to prolong the life of the crown or leave to set seed for new plants.  A wonderful focal point in any garden, thriving in full sun and well-drained soil, including poor soils.  Tolerates drought.  90x60cm approximately.