How to grow Salvia viridis

Salvia viridis growing herbaceous of the genus Salvia also known as Annual clary, Orval, Salvia viridis annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.

Leaves color green in oval or elliptic shape.

Salvia viridis flower

Flower color purple and white in lips shape the top purple, flowers grow in raceme.

Bracts color purple, blue or pink in oval shape.

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How to grow Salvia viridis – growing and care:

Moist soil, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Seedling

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
End of the autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10-11 or spring to summer hardiness zone 4-10

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season if needed

How to prune:
Infected area

Size of the plant:
20-60cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter / flower pot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5-10L (1.3-2.6 gallons), 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 to summer in hardiness zone 4-10 / Winter to spring in hardiness zone 10-11

General information about the flower:
Purple and white flowers in lips shape the top purple, flowers grow in raceme, bract are the showy and noticeable part, bracts color purple, blue or pink in oval shape

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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 or autumn
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 viridis

How to grow Salvia viridis

Salvia viridis plant care

Salvia viridis pink flowers

Salvia viridis purple flowers

Salvia viridis

Growing Salvia viridis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter 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
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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