Annual clary

Salvia viridis 'Blue'

Annual clary - Salvia viridis  'Blue'

Common Name: Annual clary
Genus: Salvia
Species: viridis
Cultivar: 'Blue'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


  • Flowering colour: deep blue bracts


An easy and vigorous annual that produces spires of small flowers which are encased in very showy, clearly-veined rich blue bracts. These make excellent and long-lasting cut flowers and will also hold their colour well when dried and added to more permanent displays inside the house.

  • Garden care:Under glass sow the seeds shallowly in seed trays filled with good seed compost and keep at 16-18°C. When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin them out and pot on individually into small pots to grow on. Gradually harden them off before planting out at 25cm intervals in a sunny well-prepared bed. When watering it is best to give the plants a really thorough soak when the soil gets dry rather than applying a little water every day.


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