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Clary sage (biennial to perennial)

Salvia sclarea

Clary sage, otherwise known as Muscatel sage, is an imposing medicinal and aromatic plant. It has greyish, felt-like leaves that emit a slightly tart, grapefruit-like aroma. It’s purple flowers are also very decorative. Previously, this sage was added to wines giving the expression Muscatel wines (Muskateller-Weine). Height reaches up to 150 cm.

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Portion 1 g
Product number AB-5230-00 AB-5230-01
Content in grams 0.08 1.00
Content in seeds 20.00 243.00
Content in m2 3.00 36.00
Family Lamiaceae
Thousand-seeds weight (TKW) 4.1 grams
Seeds per gram 243.6
Growing instructions

Sow from June to July in small pots or directly into the field. Come August, transplant into a sunny place at a distance of 50 ✕ 50 cm. As a biennial, it blooms in the second year. Harvest the leaves from April to June, harvest the flowers for tea and spice at full flowering.

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80 cm
Planting distance
50 x 50 cm
Sowing depth
0 cm
Germination duration
21 days
Fertilization need
Water need
Soil Type
All soil types
Suited for balcony gardening
Frost resistant

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