Salvia sclarea

"A must for every garden,” says Penelope Hobhouse, so if you’ve yet to grow this robust, architectural and long-blooming cottage garden favorite – this could be your year! Arresting 30” candelabras of 1.5” two-toned lavender and white flowers held in showy violet-purple calyces last for months starting in late Spring thru mid-Summer. And those calyces keep the show going till Fall! Large, aromatic, fuzzy, heart-shaped leaves. To 4’x3’. Not fussy, but best with added compost and Summer water. Blooms 1st year if planted in Spring in the SF Bay Area. Butterflies and bees! Self-sows! Deer resistant. Deadhead regularly for best and longest show.


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USDA Zones 7-10