Salvia ‘Vatican White’ is big on impact. From bud to bloom, the show goes on for up to five months. The upright stems are massed with flowers and create good vertical interest.
Also known as Clary Sage, it has been grown as a herb for many years. This new selection has stronger growth and longer flowering. The buds look a bit like hops, and they open to big white bracts and blooms.
The rough, aromatic leaves are mid green and grow to around 23cm long.
Grow Salvia ‘Vatican White' 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.
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