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Salvia viridis White
Salvia viridis 'White'
White Salvia viridis is an exceptionally long flowering annual with white and green veined bracts produced on sturdy plants. Commonly known as Clary Sage it’s a brilliant plant for beginners. It is easy to grow, produces masses of flowers and is good for cutting and drying. Clary is brilliant for edging paths and growing in containers too.
Sow in spring when the soil has warmed up for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. If you live in a cold area then the protection of a cloche, a cold frame or unheated greenhouse is best until your young plants are well established. I love Salvia viridis in my garden, so do the bees... I hope you do too!
Hardy Annual, Cut Flower, Good for Edges and Containers
Height & Spread
45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
In mild areas sow outdoors in August/September then again in spring (mid February to April). In cold areas start off indoors.
Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Beautiful white and green veined bracts produced from May to October.
Pick Salvia early in the morning, strip half the stem and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase.
Salvia viridis is one of the best annual flowers/fillers that you can grow. You will be amazed at how prolific these flowers are! They look brilliant with other low growing edging and container plants such as Ivory Eschscholzia, White Candytuft and Erigeron 'Profusion'.