SALVIA officinalis 'Tricolor'

Commonly known as Sage

Grey-green leaves splashed creamy-white and suffused with pink and purple
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oblong-ovate, entire leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • Blue
    Violet-blue
  • Height
    To 80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    To 1m (39in)
  • Herb
    Sub-shrubby, erect perennial.
  • 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 'Tricolor'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    The popular culinary herb
    Medicinal properties
    S. officinalis, common sage, is used widely in medicine for dietary problems, excessive perspiration and for infusions for colds.
    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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
    Aromatic foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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