Clary - Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Clary Sage Cleareye Bright Eye Herb
Height 1M 4 ft
This herbaceous biennial is a whimsical addition to containers, borders and gardens. Clary begins as a rosette in the first year and will grow a flower stalk in the second year. Flowers are held in purplish blue flower spikes or panicles which can be dried or pressed.
- Both the leaves and the flowers are used for tea and essential oils for aromatherapy
- Full sun
- Well draining soil
- requires moisture to get established but needs well draining soil
- start seeds indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost date. transplant seedlings to the garden: FREEZE seeds for 3-5 days before planting indoors or out. Seeds require darkness for germination. Sow seeds 1/2 in deep and transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Spacing: 10-24 in apart
- Clary Sage can be direct seeded outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Sow seeds 8-14 in apart on the soil surface and press lightly to make contact with earth. Seeds germinate 10-15 days
- deer resistant
- great for containers
- Harvesting: pick or snip leaves as needed after plants are 8 in tall or more. Pick in morning for best flavor.
- Cut flowering stems once the flowers are 3/4 open. Cut whole stems of flowers near the base of the plant for cutting flowers etc.
- smells like culinary sage with a warm camphor fragrance
- can be eaten cooked or petals used raw in salads
- attracts honey bees and other pollinators
- Seed Count:20