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SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'

Commonly known as Golden sage

  • Evergreen
    Woolly, aromatic leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • Blue
    Violet-blue
  • Height
    To 80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Herb
    Shrubby, upright.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Full sun

SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    The popular culinary herb.
    Medicinal properties
    S. 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 & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on young growth.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean, northern Africa.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal or axillary racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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