A picture of a Whorled clary

Whorled clary

Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Also known as

Sage

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Whorled clary Overview

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

Common problems with Whorled clary

How to propagate Whorled clary

Cuttings

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

Seed

Division

Division at any time.

Other uses of Whorled clary

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.