Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica CLARY SAGE is biennial and has large quilted leaves and tall, multi-branched spikes of pink flowers encased in showy, long-lasting violet bracts. A dramatic focal point of early summer gardens, growing to 120 to 150 cm high and seeds prolifically.
Sow seeds on surface of good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Salvia seed needs light to germinate. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C. Keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Germination in 15-20 days. Keep at cooler conditions after germination occurs. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.