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Salvia officinalis - 'Tricolor' (Variegated Sage)

Salvia officinalis - 'Tricolor' (Variegated Sage)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Variegated multicolour Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Salvia officinalis - Cultivation Notes

This variegated hardy Salvia requires a sheltered warm location in full sun. This is a culinary sage so well suited to planting as part of a herb garden. Tolerating hot dry conditions and flourishing on most decent free draining garden soils, including chalky or sandy soils. Trim to shape in autumn in necessary.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salvia officinalis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Salvia officinalis:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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