Clary sage (biennial to perennial) salvia, sage
Clary sage, otherwise known as Muscatel sage, is an imposing medicinal and aromatic plant. It has greyish, felt-like leaves that emit a slightly tart, grapefruit-like aroma. It’s purple flowers are also very decorative. Previously, this sage was added to wines giving the expression Muscatel wines (Muskateller-Weine). Height reaches up to 150 cm.
Sow from June to July in small pots or directly into the field. Come August, transplant into a sunny place at a distance of 50 ✕ 50 cm. As a biennial, it blooms in the second year. Harvest the leaves from April to June, harvest the flowers for tea and spice at full flowering.
Little flame salvia, sage
This very pretty Salvia species has blood-red flower spikes. It is suitable for planting in flower beds alone or mixed, or in pots on the balcony. As a cut flower, it is very attractive. In the bud stage, it has a particularly decorative pattern. Height reaches up to 60 cm.
Sow in late March into seedling trays in a warm place. Transplant into the open field at the end of April at a distance of 30 ✕ 30 cm. Large balcony pots work well also. Plant in a sunny location and keep moist.
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