Commonly known as Clary Sage, Salvia ‘Vatican White’ is big on impact. From bud to bloom, the show goes on for up to five months.
The buds of Clary Sage resemble hops, as they open, both the bracts and flowers are white, surrounding white flowers. It is the bracts that provide the bulk of the show.
The rough, aromatic leaves are mid green and grow to around 23cm long.
Grow in a sunny location in well drained soil. Salvias are dry tolerant once established and look wonderful in beds, borders or dry gardens. They have a vigorous growth and are easy care.
You can dead head spent flowers on Salvias, after the first flush to encourage re-bloom.
This Saliva is not just ornamental. It can be used to flavour dishes. It is also used by the perfume industry for its sclareol resin.
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade