A picture of a Woodland Sage

Woodland Sage

Salvia nemorosa

Also known as

Balkan Clary

Salvia nemorosa-IMG 3624 by C T Johansson (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Woodland Sage

A purple flower on a Salvia nemorosa plant
A close up of some purple Salvia nemorosa flowers on a plant
A large purple Salvia nemorosa flower is in a field
Some purple flowering Salvia nemorosa
A photo of Woodland Sage

Woodland Sage Overview

Salvia nemorosa is a herbaceous perennial species from the Lamiaceae family. Commonly known by the names Woodland Sage or Balkan Clary, it may be found growing naturally in woodland environments across Central Europe and Western Asia. This species produces attractive purple blooms on tall flowering spikes above narrow foliage. Many cultivars have been developed from this species for garden use.

Common problems with Woodland Sage

How to propagate Woodland Sage

Seed

Cuttings

Division

Division at any time.

Special features of Woodland Sage

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Pot plant

Other uses of Woodland 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.