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Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' syn. Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'

 

Balkan Clary Sage 'Ostfriesland'

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant. Salvia nemerosa is a herbaceous perennial and is native to Europe and Western Asia and typically found in woods and groves, hence one of its common names is Woodland Sage although it is more commonly referred to as the Balkan Clary. It has rough narrow grey-green foliage, and produces upright racemes of violet-purple flowers in summer. 'Ostfriesland' is a compact, bushy perennial with narrowly ovate leaves and dense erect racemes of deep violet-blue flowers with pink bracts.

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plant Features
  • Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Balkan Clary Sage 'Ostfriesland'

Latin name

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' syn. Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'

type

Herbaceous Perennial

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Balkan Clary Sage Ostfriesland is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' syn. Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant. Salvia nemerosa is a herbaceous perennial and is native to Europe and Western Asia and typically found in woods and groves, hence one of its common names is Woodland Sage although it is more commonly referred to as the Balkan Clary. It has rough narrow grey-green foliage, and produces upright racemes of violet-purple flowers in summer. 'Ostfriesland' is a compact, bushy perennial with narrowly ovate leaves and dense erect racemes of deep violet-blue flowers with pink bracts.


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Late Winter

Pot grown plants can be planted out from late autumn to late winter. Plant in Beds or borders in any well drained garden soil preferably enriched with well rotted manure or compost. Choose a sunny position. Annual varieties can be planted after last frosts and the arrival of warm spring weather.

 

Propagation by division.

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

For perennial and shruby types, propagation is best done by division. Using a fork dig up plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the center with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 
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