Both a flower and an herb. Old time favorite forms 10-12" rosettes in the first year, tall flower spikes the second.
Soft, woolly heart shaped leaves with lilac, pale blue, pink or white flowers form in whorls on top of the stems, with the upper lip curled up. Flowers smell sharply of pine and grapefruit. Flavors teas, wines, is used as an eye wash, in cosmetics, potpourris, sachets and for aromatherapy. Attracts hummingbirds and many different species of butterflies.
The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as an eyewash. The practice of German merchants of adding clary and elder flowers to Rhine wine to make it imitate a good Muscatel was so common that Germans still call the herb Muskateller Salbei and the English know it as Muscatel Sage.
Approx 35 seeds per pack