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Clary Sage Seeds

Botanical - Salvia sclarea


Seed Count:
65 Seeds
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Price £1.74

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65 Seeds.

Other Names - Biennial Clary, Clary…

Clary Sage has many uses, from flavouring oils, wines, medicinal purposes, potpourri to making tasty fritters with the leaves. The architectural plants with their branching stems covered with large aromatic pink and white bracts make a stunning display in the flower beds. These beautiful low maintenance plants need very little attention and will thrive in poor soils with very little water and does not need staking. Excellent for cutting and a magnet for bees.

  • Stunning pink and white flowers with a long vase life.
  • The leaves can be dipped in batter to make clary fritters.
  • Delicious in omelettes or for flavouring oils and wine.

Suitable For - Containers, raised beds, flower borders, wildlife gardens, cottage gardens, patio's, flowers for cutting

Sowing Months - June - September

Harvest - When established

Uses - Medicinal. Leaves in omelettes, fritters, stews, jelly, flavouring oils and wines, potpourri etc.

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Biennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type   Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun, dappled shade Distance between rows 30 cm
Average height 100 - 120 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 30 - 50 cm Sowing distance between plants 1 - 2 cm
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 Distance between rows 30 cm
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm indoors, 5 mm direct sowing
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 16 to 21℃
Soil condition Light, moderately fertile, humus rich, moist but well drained soil RHS Bee friendly Yes
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 10 - 30+ days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds thinly on the surface of moist compost in trays, modules or pots.
Cover with compost or vermiculite.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal, germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler location.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame over the winter months.
Pot on into larger pots if required and before they become root bound.
The clary plants will start to grow again in spring.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

In June - August, sow the seeds thinly 1 - 2 cm apart in a well prepared seed bed where the flowers are to grow the following spring in rows 30 cm wide at the depth suggested above. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Water the newly sown seeds well. Keep the soil moist especially in dry weather.
Thin to 30 cm apart. Strong thinning's can be transplanted elsewhere.

Growing On

Water the young plants well until established.
Clary becomes dormant over the winter months and will reappear in spring.
Water established plants frequently in dry conditions. Pot grown clary will need watering more frequently.
The short lived plants will die off soon after flowering has ended in it's second year.


Harvest the larger leaves as and when needed once the plants are established.
Avoid overharvesting so that the plants can recover.


Clary sage make stunning fresh and dried flower arrangements and have a long vase life.

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