Flowers: Summer. Height: 36 inches.
Position: Full Sun. Ideal For: Border, Dried Flower.
Germination: Easy. Aftercare: Easy.
Scores of tall stems bearing many pink to white bracts and soft blue and white tiny flowers. Remaining spectacular, even in early autumn.
Sowing Instructions: sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of +15+18°C.
Sowing Depth: 3 mm.
Sowing Time: February to March. Germination usually takes 7-21 days.
Growing Instructions: transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5 cm pots.
When well rooted, plant 23 cm (9in) apart in nursery rows and plant out into final position in autumn or spring 30 cm apart in full sun.
Aftercare Instructions: prefers a moist, well drained soil.
Perennial essential oil medicinal and ornamental plant 60-100 cm high with large pink-violet flowers collected in a paniculate inflorescence and large (length and width 10-15 cm) and pubescent grey-green leaves. Blooms in June-August for a month. The growing season is 95-100 days.
Photophilous, drought-resistant and thermophilic, undemanding to soils. The plant does not tolerate return spring frosts, so it must be covered during this period.
Grown by direct sowing in the ground or seedlings. Sowing is carried out before winter or early spring. Plant nutrition area 20x40 cm. Sowing for seedlings is carried out at the end of March, and planting - is at the end of May.
Inflorescences and leaves have medicinal properties. The leaves are harvested before flowering and used as a spicy seasoning. The entire aerial part, collected during flowering, is used for therapeutic baths for joint diseases. Decoctions are used for urolithiasis, tachycardia, and cough.
Young leaves are used as a seasoning for salads, fish and meat dishes.
Clary sage is a perennial, heat- and frost-resistant culture at the same time. The stem is erect, the leaves have a pleasant aroma, reminiscent of the smell of ambergris.
Sowing: mainly before winter with seeds in open ground (late October - early November). They should not rise in autumn, otherwise, the plants will die in winter.
When spring sowing, the seeds are pre-sprouted. 6-10 days before sowing, they are mixed with wet sand (1: 2) and kept at + 20 + 25 ° C until white roots appear.
Sowing is ordinary, with a distance between rows of 30-45 cm, sowing depth is 2-4 cm. After emergence, the plants are thinned to a distance of 15-20 cm.
Clary sage prefers fertile soils, does not tolerate saline and heavy loamy soils.
Care: watering (as needed), top dressing (after each cut).
Harvest: The leaves are harvested throughout the summer.
Eng.: Muscatel sage, Clary sage, Europe sage, clarry, clear eye, eyebright, garden clary, orvale, see bright.