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Salvia

 

Sage

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant.

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plant Features
  • Sage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Sage likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Sage is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Sage likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 5 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Sage

Latin name

Salvia

type

Perennial

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Sage is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Sage likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Sage likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sage is 1.00meters x 1.30meters 1.00 M 1.30 M

Salvia

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant.


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Late Winter

Pot grown plants can be planted out from late autumn to late winter. Plant in Beds or borders in any well drained garden soil preferably enriched with well rotted manure or compost. Choose a sunny position. Annual varieties can be planted after last frosts and the arrival of warm spring weather.

 

Propagation by division.

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

For perennial and shruby types, propagation is best done by division. Using a fork dig up plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the center with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 
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