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Salvia sclarea

Common Name(s): Clary sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Habit: Biennial/Perennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:WA
Growing Days: 150 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 67 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Heavy, medium, light
Soil Drainage: Well to Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Very bright
Cultivated on almost any soil. A xerophyte. In central Europe, weaker plants frequently killed by the frost.
Crop not found in disease search.
Material - essent oils, Medicinal - folklore, Additive - flavoring
Temperate, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Caucasus, Soviet Middle Asia, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Mid Europe, Southeastern Europe, Southwestern Europe
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