Clary sage has long been used in for medicinal, culinary, ornamental, and aromatic purposes. Today it is valued for the extracting its fragrant essential oil. In early summer 4 foot, branched flower stalks rise high above a rosette of large, dark green, fragrant rough textured leaves. Flowers are lavender-white and bloom on purple bracts that remain after the flowers fade, but not before attracting a multitude of pollinators. Although it is a short lived biennial, Clary Sage will self sow in the garden, adding new plants for future seasons. Prefers well drained soil.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Biennial 5-9
- Height: 2-4'