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.
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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
Annual

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Blue

Reproduces By
Seed

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