SALVIA

Commonly known as Sage

In the mint family. Very large genus of about 900 species of annuals, biennials, herbaceous and evergreen perennials and shrubs distributed generally in temperate and tropical regions.

They are frequently aromatic, hairy or woolly and many species attract bees. Some have medicinal and culinary qualities.

Clary (clear-eye) sage, S. verbenaca and S. pratensis are the UK natives. Seeds of the former, from dry pastures and roadsides in southern England, were made in to a mucilage and used to soothe eye irritation, roots were ground as snuff and leaves used as a herb with lemon or orange juice. The latter, meadow clary, has a status of Vulnerable and Near Threatened because of the manufacture of "improved grassland". It is found on calcareous grassland in southern England.

Less hardy varieties can be grown in containers.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Herb
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Used for culinary purposes (S. officinalis)
    Medicinal properties
    S. officinalis (common sage) - a history of use in medicine
    Place of origin
    Worldwide distribution in temperate and tropical regions.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly

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SALVIA 'Amante'

SALVIA 'Amante'

Sage

pink flowers from purple calyces

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
SALVIA 'Amethyst Lips'

SALVIA 'Amethyst Lips'

Sage

small purple flowers, white at the base.

 
£13.50  , 3+ £12.00  
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
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SALVIA 'Amistad'

SALVIA 'Amistad'

Friendship sage, Sage

purple flowers from deep purple calyces

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
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SALVIA argentea

SALVIA argentea

Silver sage

rosettes of silver furry leaves with spikes of soft pink white flowers

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
SALVIA 'Blue Note'

SALVIA 'Blue Note'

Autumn sage, Sage

(syn. S. greggii 'Blue Note') - small true-blue flowers

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
SALVIA bulleyana

SALVIA bulleyana

Sage

long terminal racemes of paired yellow flowers. A clump-forming perennial

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
SALVIA 'Clotted Cream'

SALVIA 'Clotted Cream'

Sage

creamy-white open-mouthed flowers in profusion from spring to autumn

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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SALVIA confertiflora

SALVIA confertiflora

Red velvet sage

woody-based perennial with long spikes of orange-red flowers in summer. Frost tender

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
SALVIA dombeyi

SALVIA dombeyi

Giant Bolivian sage

Giant Bolivian sage. Long pendulous, bright red flowers from dark calyces.

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£15.00  
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SALVIA 'Dyson's Joy'

SALVIA 'Dyson's Joy'

Sage

a bicoloured variety with white tinged pink flowers before a pinkish-red calyx

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
SALVIA 'Embers Wish'

SALVIA 'Embers Wish'

Sage

coppery yellow in bud opening to an intense red.

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
SALVIA greggii 'Mirage Soft Pink'

SALVIA greggii 'Mirage Soft Pink'

Autumn sage

lavender pink flowers with small, aromatic leaves. Compact.

 
£13.50  , 3+ £12.00  
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

Anise-scented sage

purple-blue flowers with near-black calyces. Vigorous

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
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SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Sage

two-tone red and white flowers. Bushy perennial

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
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SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'

SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'

Sage

rich purple. Hardy

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
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