Salvia × sylvestris tesquicola (Klokov & Pobed.) Soják
Salvia aprica Schur
Salvia collina Schur
Salvia illuminata Klokov
Salvia jailicola Klokov
Salvia moldavica Klokov
Salvia pseudosylvestris Stapf
Salvia tesquicola Klokov & Pobed.
Sclarea nemorosa (L.) Mill.
Sclarea punctata Moench
Common Name: Violet Sage
Salvia nemorosa is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant with much-branched stems around 100cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations, and is grown as an ornamental in gardens[
Southern and central Europe to western Asia - Spain, France and Poland, east to Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and southern west Siberia
Steppes, steppe slopes, dry valley meadows, borders.
|Other Uses Rating||
|Pollinators||Bees, Butterflies, Humming birds
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Salvia nemorosa is a very cold-hardy plant, able to tolerate temperatures down to around -25°c when fully dormant[
Salvia species generally grow best in a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
The leaves are used in the treatment of enuresis[
An extract of the flowers, leaves and stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antioxidant[
Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse[
]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season[