Trio of Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

One each of three varieties of Savia officinalis.

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'

Dusky purple foliage, equally good for cooking as the ordinary Salvia officinalis. Height: 50cm

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'

A variegated form of the common sage. The new foliage is beautifully marbled, primrose, gold and sage-green. Remains all winter. Prefers a sunny spot. Light blue flowers in early summer. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 50cm

Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'

Grey green foliage, splashed with white, pink and purple. An interesting variant of the culinary Sage. Light blue flowers in early summer. Height: 50cm

Three plants in total, saving £4.25 compared with buying the individually. These are the same sized plants as we sell individually.


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 Romans thought it banished meloncholy. "Eat sage in May and you'll live for aye" was an old country saying, advocating sage sandwiches and sage tea. The Chinese imported sage from western Europe at five times the price we paid for their tea. 

All Salvias like a warm, sunny position in a Well-Drained soil.

Common name(s): Culinary 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.