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Salvia nemorosa (Balkan clary)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia nemorosa

Other names

Balkan clary

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. nemorosa - S. nemorosa is an erect, branching perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and, from summer to autumn, dense, terminal racemes of violet to purple, white to pink flowers.


Salvia nemorosa is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is scented

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Purple, White, Violet, Pink in Summer; Pink, Purple, White, Violet in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Salvia nemorosa (Balkan clary) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Tolerates light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia nemorosa

Other names

Balkan clary

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. nemorosa - S. nemorosa is an erect, branching perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and, from summer to autumn, dense, terminal racemes of violet to purple, white to pink flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is scented

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Purple, White, Violet, Pink in Summer; Pink, Purple, White, Violet in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia nemorosa (Balkan clary) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Tolerates light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Unidentified salvia nemorosa. SE England, June 2013. (26/06/2013)

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