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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
  • Full sun
  • 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
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails on young growth. Under glass, aphids, red spider mite, whitefly, foot and root rots.
  • Place of origin - worldwide distribution in temperate and tropical regions.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - dislikes winter wet. An exception is S. uliginosa (bog sage) which needs moist soil.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly

Buy Varieties of SALVIA

SALVIA africana-lutea

SALVIA africana-lutea  >


Commonly known as: Beach salvia, Golden salvia, Sandsalie.
(syn. S. aurea) - In mild climates this extraordinary species forms a medium sized perennial shrub. It has large bright yellow clawlike flowers which quickly turn a rusty-brown. One of those plants which makes you stop in your tracks to wonder what it is!
£14.50 each
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SALVIA 'Amante'

SALVIA 'Amante'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Pink flowers from purple calyces
£11.50 each
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SALVIA 'Amistad'   AWARD

SALVIA 'Amistad'  >


Commonly known as: Friendship sage, Sage.
Purple flowers from deep purple calyces
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA argentea   AWARD

SALVIA argentea  >


Commonly known as: Silver sage.
Rosettes of silver furry leaves with spikes of soft pink white flowers
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA bulleyana

SALVIA bulleyana  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Long terminal racemes of paired yellow flowers. A clump-forming perennial
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA 'Clotted Cream'

SALVIA 'Clotted Cream'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Creamy-white open-mouthed flowers in profusion from spring to autumn
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA confertiflora

SALVIA confertiflora  >


Commonly known as: Red velvet sage.
Woody-based perennial with long spikes of orange-red flowers in summer. Frost tender
£12.50 each
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SALVIA 'Dyson's Joy'

SALVIA 'Dyson's Joy'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
A bicoloured variety with white tinged pink flowers before a pinkish-red calyx
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA 'Embers Wish'

SALVIA 'Embers Wish'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Coppery yellow in bud opening to an intense red.
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Anise-scented sage.
Purple-blue flowers with near-black calyces. Vigorous
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'  AWARD

SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Two-tone red and white flowers. Bushy perennial
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'  AWARD

SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Rich purple. Hardy
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Popular runner up in RHS plant of the year 2015 with purple-pink flowers
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'  AWARD

SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'  >


Commonly known as: Balkan clary, Sage.
Upright racemes of violet-purple flowers right through the summer
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'  >


Commonly known as: Balkan clary, Sage.
(syn. Freisland) - Compact growing with violet-blue flower spikes which are a magnet for insects
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA officinalis 'Albiflora'

SALVIA officinalis 'Albiflora'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Pure white flowers
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.00 each
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SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'  AWARD

SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'  >


Commonly known as: Golden sage.
Variegated yellow and green leaves
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.00 each
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SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'  AWARD

SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'  >


Commonly known as: Purple sage.
Red-purple young leaves
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.00 each
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SALVIA officinalis 'Tricolor'

SALVIA officinalis 'Tricolor'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Grey-green leaves splashed creamy-white and suffused with pink and purple
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.00 each
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SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'   AWARD

SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Bright red flowers on deep purple stems. Fully hardy
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA sylvestris 'Mainacht'   AWARD

SALVIA sylvestris 'Mainacht'  >


Commonly known as: Wood sage.
(syn. 'May Night') - deep purple-violet flowers from dark (almost black) stems
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA sylvestris 'Schneehügel'

SALVIA sylvestris 'Schneehügel'  >


Commonly known as: Wood sage.
Neat wood sage with short spires of white flowers with green bracts
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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SALVIA turkestanica

SALVIA turkestanica  >


Commonly known as: Biennial clary.
Tall spikes of lavender flowers with white bracts and pungent foliage
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

SALVIA uliginosa   AWARD

SALVIA uliginosa  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Clear sky blue flowers
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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