All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Trio of Sage (Salvia officinalis)

£10.00

Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Most Types
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Colour: Blue

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.

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.