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A picture of a Salvia 'Clotted Cream'

Salvia 'Clotted Cream'

Salvia greggii 'Clotted Cream'

Also known as

Autumn Sage 'Clotted Cream'

Photo by JohnCullenGardens (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Salvia 'Clotted Cream' Overview

Salvia 'Clotted Cream' is a perennial cultivar that produces large 2-lipped, creamy white flowers throughout summer and autumn that are very attractive to bees. A small bushy evergreen, it has short, dense and aromatic foliage that looks excellent in borders and containers. In fact, there are few garden styles where Salvia's are not a welcome addition - including Mediterranean and gravel gardens. It has a long flowering season that continues until the first frost and it is drought tolerant. It likes moist but well-drained soil and a sheltered position. Preferring full sun, it will tolerate partial shade.

Common problems with Salvia 'Clotted Cream'

Generally disease free but it can be attacked by slugs, snails, rosemary beetle & leaf hoppers.

How to propagate Salvia 'Clotted Cream'


Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.


Take softwood cuttings in late summer, or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer/autumn adding bottom heat.

Special features of Salvia 'Clotted Cream'

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Attracts useful insects

'Clotted Cream' is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Other uses of Salvia 'Clotted Cream'

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.