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Salvia sclarea 'Vatican White'


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Salvia sclarea 'Vatican White'
Description

Salvia sclarea 'Vatican White' is an impressive and handsome variety of Clary Sage with spikes of scented, showy white and lime-green bracts, which have a maroon underside. A really choice border plant! Quickly becoming established, the many, strong erect stems to give colour balance to the garden. Grows to 90-100cm. Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with approximately 700-900 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. The ornamental species are commonly referred to by their genus name Salvia. Salvia sclarea, clary, or clary sage, is a short-lived herbaceous perennial in the genus Salvia. It is native to the northern mediterranean, along with some areas in North Africa and Central Asia. The plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb, and is currently grown for its aromatic essential oil.
 
 
 Main Features
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour White Size (H xW) 70 x 45cm
Flowering Season Summer Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Silver-Green Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Any
Soil Type Well Drained AGM No
Position Full Sun Habit Clump Forming
 
Cultivation Notes

Requiring little water or attention, this vigorous species really only requires a well drained site in a sunny position. Succeeds in any good soil in full sun or partial shade. Plants are hardy to about -20°c. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet. Rarely, if ever, troubled by hungry deer!

 
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flower stems