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 or pink in oval shape.

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Requirements for Salvia viridis growing and care:

Moist soil, well-drained soil

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

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 / 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 as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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 or pink in oval shape

Scientific name:

Salvia viridis

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