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EvergreenWoolly, aromatic leaves to 8cm (3in) long
HeightTo 80cm (32in)
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowThe popular culinary herb.Medicinal propertiesS. officinalis, common sage, is widely used for dietary problems, excessive perspiration and infusions for colds. Contains thujone, a strong antiseptic and antibacterial phenolic acids. Wildlife plant - insects.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snails on young growth.Place of originMediterranean, northern Africa.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeRacemesTerminal or axillary racemes
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold variegated
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!