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Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Vatican Clary Sage
synonyms: Salvia sclarea 'Turkestanica'
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Biennial or short-lived perennial. Tall stems carry spikes of soft mauve-blue and white flowers with dark rosy-red bracts. Aromatic, punguent spicy smelling, hairy, mid-green leaves.
Well drained soil in full sun or light part shade.
Cut back flowering stems as they fade.
Attractive to bees