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Lilac Sage

Salvia verticillata

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Also known as

Whorled Clary, Whorled Sage, Sage

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lilac Sage Overview

This wild flower from Southern Europe is strong smelling and grows on waste or bare ground.

Common problems with Lilac Sage

How to propagate Lilac Sage

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer.

Seed

Division

Division at any time.

Other uses of Lilac Sage

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.