Garden Sage (herb)

Common name Garden Sage (herb)
Latin name Salvia officinalis varieties
Type Perennial
Height 12-24"
Spread 18-30"
Light & Water
Full sun:
Zone 5
Bloom month June
Bloom colour Deep blue
Foliage colour Silver, silver/yellow, silver/purple, green/pink/purple/cream
Foliage categories
  • Silver
  • Variegated
Features
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Deer resistant
  • Edible
  • Fragrant
Notes

Excellent foliage plant in dry garden has bonus of purple blue flowers in June. Prune back in spring to keep bushy. Several varieties to choose from:
S. 'Tricolor' has white/pink/sage green leaves, S. 'Purpurea' has purple leaves, S. 'Aurea' has yellow/sage green leaves. These are slightly less cold tolerant than the species S. officionalis - our common cooking sage herb.

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