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Turkestan Clary in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Salvia sclarea var. turkestaniana

 

Turkestan Clary

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 sclarea var. turkestanica is a truly architectural plant with branched stems, each stem is topped with a profusion of pale blue blossoms and large pinkish white bracts, The flowers are attractive and are boosted in impact by the large petioles that surround them. These stand above the large, aromatic, mid-green leaves, which can grow up to 23cm (9in) long. Coping well in sun or light dappled shade, the blooms are a magnet for bees and butterflies.

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plant Features
  • Turkestan Clary likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Turkestan Clary likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Turkestan Clary is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Turkestan Clary likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Turkestan Clary

Latin name

Salvia sclarea var. turkestaniana

type

Perennial

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Turkestan Clary likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Turkestan Clary is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Turkestan Clary likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Turkestan Clary likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Turkestan Clary is 0.45meters x 1.00meters 0.45 M 1.00 M

Salvia sclarea var. turkestaniana

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 sclarea var. turkestanica is a truly architectural plant with branched stems, each stem is topped with a profusion of pale blue blossoms and large pinkish white bracts, The flowers are attractive and are boosted in impact by the large petioles that surround them. These stand above the large, aromatic, mid-green leaves, which can grow up to 23cm (9in) long. Coping well in sun or light dappled shade, the blooms are a magnet for bees and butterflies.


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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
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