Salvia microphylla (Blackcurrant Sage)

Was: £4.75
Now: £3.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Colour:
Pink

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

The leaves of this amazing sage have a strong scent of blackcurrants and the flowers are a beautiful pink and very attractive to bees. This everygreen shrubby salvia works equally well in a container or the border.

Pink flowers from May-November. Drought tolerant once established.

Height and spread: 60 x 40cm

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. 

 Common name(s): Blackcurrant Sage

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.