SALVIA sclarea

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SALVIA sclarea

Clary Sage, Muscatel Sage

Select Item No. SA058

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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe and Central Asia
Special Features: Intriguing combination of rose-red bracts surrounded by pale lilac petals on branching stems. An easy to germinate biennial that easily self-sows.
Historical: A well-known species that has been grown for economic, culinary and medicinal uses, as well as for its handsome ornamental virtues. It is grown as a farm crop for the cosmetic and fragrance industry for its valuable sclareol resin. In the kitchen, it can be used to flavor omelets and stews. Medicinally, it has been used to freshen the eyes and to treat kidney and stomach ailments. And interestingly, it has alleged value in slowing the aging process.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: rose-red bracts and pale lilac petals
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: aromatic, grey-green, leathery
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 75 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / beneficial plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.7619 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
210
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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