The Balkan Clary is a hardy perennial sage with small violet-blue flowers in racemes on slender, upright purple spikes all summer, soaring above a bushy clump of narrow, rough grey-green aromatic foliage. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and excellent for cutting. An invaluable plant for the early to mid summer border, this Meadow sage is easy to grow and tolerant of drought and heat.
These reasonably drought tolerant plants are invaluable for their richly coloured display in the border. You could use them for a colourful ground cover option.
A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.
Pot Size: 7L
Common Names: Balkan Clary, Hardy Sage, Salvia × sylvestris Caradonna
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 50cm x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well drained
Aspect: South or west facing
Position: Full sun / Partial shade
Flowering Period: June – August
Care: Cut back hard in spring. Deadhead or pick regularly to encourage more flowers.