2 years to reach maturity
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Clary Sage Overview
This tall perennial can be either short lived or biennial getting to 1m tall. From a basal rosette it produces grey green leaves that are wrinkled and strongly scented. In late spring or early summer tall flower spikes produce a stunning display of small two lipped, lilac to creamy white flowers which are surrounded by showy mauve bracts.
Common problems with Clary Sage
How to harvest Clary Sage
Collect leaves and flowers at the end fo flowering when the level of volatile oil is highest.
How to propagate Clary Sage
Allow sees heads to develop if self seeding is required.
You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer.
Division at any time.
Special features of Clary Sage
Flowers are often used as an aromatic additive to soaps, pefumes and cosmetics.
The leaves as with the flowers are often used as an aromatic additive to soaps, pefumes and cosmetics.
Other uses of Clary Sage
This plant suits being included in herb, city or cottage style gardens in addition it can be grown in coastal locations and is deer resistant.