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Botanical name: Salvia officinalis
Other names: Sage
Species: S. officinalis - S. officinalis is a herb with aromatic yellow-green leaves and spires of blue flowers in summer.
Salvia officinalis is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Pale-blue, Insignificant or absent in Summer
Foliage: Yellow-green in Summer
Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (sage).
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Salvia officinalis (Sage) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Foliage only
Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny position, although can tolerate light shade. Avoid cold, damp conditions.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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