The true Vatican strain attains quite 4 feet, and as the
pink bracts remain on for weeks after the mauve flowers
have faded the plants continue decorative till October.
The herb is best treated as a biennial, sowing the seed as
soon as it is ripe, which, as a rule, is not till early November.
Although very hardy, it is best, in bleak parts, to defer sowing
until the spring. Sow in drills half an inch deep and transplant
to 6 inches apart. Ultimately the plants should be 18 inches apart.
The Clary plant gets its name from the Latin word “clarus,” which means “clear.” It’s a perennial herb that grows from May to October, and it’s native to the northern Mediterranean, along with some areas in North Africa and Central Asia.
The Clary plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb. The Clary sage is considered to be one of the top plants to regulate hormones, especially in women. Many claims have been made as to its benefits when dealing with cramps, heavy menstrual cycles, hot flashes and hormonal imbalances. It’s also known for its ability to increase circulation, support the digestive system, improve eye health