Salvia sclarea
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Salvia sclarea

Europe sage
clary sage
clear-eye sage

  family lamiaceae 
  genus salvia 

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Genus  Salvia Species  sclarea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Europe sage   clary sage   clear-eye sage Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S8156 Data source  CrscntBlm;MedPl p263;Frgnt p267;Frgnt p364;Xeri p280
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  J.W. Frazer Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Patio wall Garden notes  Salvia sclarea has leaves that are mildly pungent. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antispasmodic   carminative   estrogenic Medicinal parts  Aerial parts   Seeds   Essential oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Do not take essential oil internally. Medicinal notes  Salvia sclarea is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as an antispasmodic, a carminative and an estrogenic. Europe sage (sometimes called clary sage and clear-eye sage) should not be used by anyone who is pregnant. The aerial parts together with the seeds and the essential oil are considered to be the valuable parts by the herbalist. Do not take essential oil internally.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  strong and unpleasant odor. aromatic Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Pungent Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It requires warm days for good production. Salvia sclarea is a native plant in the natural environment.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Salvia sclarea has an annual life cycle. The blossoms are most often a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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