Annual Clary, Green-Topped Sage, Bluebeard, Wild Clary
Salvia viridis is a stunning annual plant that produces tall spikes of attractive, if insignificant flowers, these are borne on upright stems in the summer. They are grown more for the colourful bracts which surround the flowers. They may be purple, pink, blue or white in colour and many cultivars have been developed from this species in a range of shades. It has an upright habit and is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Sow in spring, this species is likely to self-seed itself if left unattended.
Attracts useful insects
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Pink, Purple, Blue, White