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Salvia sclarea

Common Name(s):
Clary sage
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs, Perennials
Comment:

Clary sage is an herbaceous perennial in the Lamiaceae family.  It tolerates drought and shallow rocki soils.  The flowers are frangrant, showy white-lavender blooms that appear from June-August.

Wildlife Value:  Flowers attract butterflies.  This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Light:
Sun
Height:
5 ft.
Space:
24 in.
Flower Color:
White to lavender
Hardiness:
Biennial
Origin:
Europe to central Asia
Edibility:
Leaves are delicious in omelets, fritters, and stews; flavoring of beers and wines; oil.
Tags:
cpp, showy flowers, butterflies, drought tolerant, nectar, pollinator, deer resistant, fragrant flowers, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 422

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