Salvia verbenaca

Salvia verbenaca, commonly known as wild clary or wild sage, is an aromatic perennial herb which is native to the Mediterranean climate regions. The hairy, erect stems hold ovate leaves with toothed, pinnate or lobed edges. These leaves are topped with spikes of purple to violet hermaphrodite flowers. The fruit is an achene splits into four one-seeded segments.


Common Namewild clary / wild sage
Botanical nameSalvia verbenaca
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourBlue-Violet
Height30 -> 80 cm
Habitatmeadows, sandy dunes
Altitude0 – 900 m
Bloom TimeJune -> September
Plant TypeHerb, Ornamental, Aromatic
Fruit TypeAchene
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Used PartsFlower, Leaf
Plant UsesCulinary, Perfumery
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USDA Zone4 (-35), 5 (-29)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry, Moist
Soil Type Sandy, Silty, Clayey, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing, Self sows
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