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Salvia officinalis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Salvia officinalis Sage, Common Sage,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Herbs & Vegetables Clumping, Upright

Small evergreen perennial herb with round grey-green aromatic leaves and purple flower spikes in Summer. Perfect for herb gardens and rockeries. Great for adding to salads, casseroles, dips, sauces and many other culinary dishes. Grows approx. 40-60cm tall x 40-60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Edible Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free, Mites, Powdery Mildew, White Fly

Cultural Notes: Prefers full sun in most soil types with good drainage. Dry tolerant once established with an occasional deep water. In the beginning of Spring cut back old foliage stems once fresh growth begins to appear at the base. When growing in pots, use a well drained, organically rich potting mix. Do not allow plants to dry out. For best results when growing in containers, keep plants slightly moist. Harvest and feed regularly with a all-purpose fertiliser to keep plant looking neat and bushy.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High