How to grow Salvia sclarea

Salvia sclarea grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Salvia also known as Clary sage, Salvia sclarea perennial evergreen, biennial or annual used as ornamental plant or medical plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 5-11 (as perennial or biennial) 5-11, in hardiness zone 3-5 with the right care as annual.

Leaves fragrant color green in ovate shape the leaves hairy.

Salvia sclarea flower

Flower color white, pink or purple, flower shape its dancer body with dress.

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How to grow Salvia sclarea – growing and care:

Well-drained soil

How to care:
Put fertilize once a year will be enough, winter care require over that plant in the base possible with wood chip or dead leaves

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (care instruction bellow) / Vegetative reproduction- possible by bending a branch over and covering it with soil, or by cutting, the cutting possible to put in water and switch the water every few days or put the stem in soil better peat soil and better with root growth hormone, in both cutting methods need to take care what will be enough humidity better to do it in warm spring or in autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11 in half shade

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes when grow as annual if not might won’t bloom, easy grow from seeds and doesn’t require much

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
30-180, 12-72 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5L (1.3 gallon) as annual and 10-20L (2.6-5.2 gallons) as perennial, require small to average amount of water with well-drained soil and the water go out of the pot, soil need to be well ventilated and make enough hole in the containers with good drainage, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite and add rich soil with organic matter.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring, summer, autumn and as annual in summer to autumn

General information about the flower
Dancer flower the top is body with dress, color purple, white or pink

How to grow Salvia sclarea from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Better to sow it in temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) possible in 15-29C (59-84F) but will take more time to germinate and less seeds will germinate

Saving and care seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location better in root temperature or refrigerator

Sowing season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone lower than 10a (include) but better in spring, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b+ spring, autumn or winter, and better not to sow it in hot summer days

How to plant:
Plant in sunny location until 25C (77F), temperature that will be above in half shade

Planting spacing:
30*40cm (12*16 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
3-6mm (0.2-0.4 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, humidity, sunny location

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, don’t let the soil dry and keep the soil moist

Germination time:
2-3 weeks in optimal condition but can take 5 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, sunny location but if it’s in the summer need to increase the amount of water

Scientific name:

Salvia sclarea

How to grow Salvia sclarea

Salvia sclarea


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Fragrance
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9