Sage - Salvia officinalis
Latin name:
Salvia officinalis

Description: This deliciously aromatic evergreen sub-shrub is widely cultivated for its ornamental foliage as well as being widely used as a culinary herb. It is a fairly compact shrub with rough, greyish-green, oblong pointed leaves. The flowers are in shades of blue and purple on short spikes intermittently throughout the summer. There are some stunning variegated forms like ‘Tricolor’ with white, deep pink and purple leaves.

Hardiness: hardy

Height: 60cm x 1m

Position: Full sun

Soil: Any well drained garden soil

Water: Drought tolerant

Usage: As part of a herb garden or mixed with other Mediterranean plants in a gravel garden

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