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botanical name:
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Vatican Clary Sage
synonyms:  Salvia sclarea 'Turkestanica'
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: 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.

From seed

Attractive to bees

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