Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Salvia viridis, Blue Monday, Clary Sage

Common Name: Clary Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: viridis

Cultivar or Variety: Blue Monday

Characteristics of Plant
Another taxonomic tussle here, since another website gives a synonym/previous name as S. horminium, but other references give it as S. horminum.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_viridis -
"It was known as Salvia horminum for many years, since Carl Linnaeus described S. viridis and S. horminum as separate species in 1753."

Sooo - let's call the previous name for this plant -

Salvia horminum

- and I'll be interested to hear what anyone else has to say on this subject.
These flowers dry beautifully to add color to pot pourri or wreaths. There are other herbal uses.

12-18" tall

good bee, butterfly, bird plant

blooms midsummer & late summer/early fall

Life Cycle

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Full Sun

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