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PlantFiles: Vatican Clary Sage
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: sclarea var. turkestanica

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive steffymoc On Jan 16, 2013, steffymoc from Bucharest
Romania (Zone 6b) wrote:

this sage has a mentha aquatica var. citrata(lavender,orange,lime) smell. this cultivar is a improved one over the reference. has smaller leaves than the original. nice flowers!

Positive Kim_M On Jul 3, 2011, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant does not like the sun! I have had to move it several times to areas with more shade. In my opinion it does well with morning sun only.

Positive JennyD On Sep 3, 2006, JennyD from near Truro, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant has many plus points: it grew well to about four feet tall, resisted the slugs and other beasties, stood up and didn't slump or need staking. The flowers were pleasant-looking and lasted a long time and in general the plant was an asset in the border. Geums, for example, looked very nice when growing through this plant.
HOWEVER, there are two minus points: 1. it stinks, even when lightly brushed against or rained upon; 2. the leaves are quite rough.
I'm waiting to see how hardy it is (I live in Cornwall, in the west of England, where we have mild damp winters).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kelseyville, California
San Leandro, California
Kiowa, Colorado
Barbourville, Kentucky
High Rolls Mountain Park, New Mexico
Salem, Oregon



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