A picture of a Jupiter's distaff

Jupiter's distaff

Salvia glutinosa

Also known as

Sage

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1.2m

40cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Jupiter's distaff Overview

A wild flower in Northern Europe, which has yellow flowers in mid summer and mid autumn, and grows in mountain woods.

Common problems with Jupiter's distaff

How to propagate Jupiter's distaff

Cuttings

Propagate from seeds in spring, cuttings in early summer or division at any time.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Jupiter's distaff

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.