A good plant for a dry sunny area. Large flat crinkled grey leaves emerge completely whitened with soft silky down and tall stems of hooded white flowers appear in July and August. Makes a good feature plant.
The word Salvia comes from salvere, to save. The Romans called culinary Sage "herba sacra", and it was also highly valued by the Chinese as it was thought to prolong life. The Greeks and the Romans thought it banished melancholy. The Chinese imported sage tea from western Europe at five times the price we paid for their tea.
Salvias like a warm, sunny position in Well-Drained soil.
Height and Spread: 90cm x 60cm
Common name: Silver Sage
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society