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Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' (Sage 'Icterina')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'

Other names

Sage 'Icterina'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

'Icterina' _ 'Icterina' is an aromatic perennial herb with attractive varieagated leaves and lilac-blue flower spikes in summer.


Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (sage).

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green, Variegated, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' (Sage 'Icterina') 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.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'

Other names

Sage 'Icterina'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

'Icterina' _ 'Icterina' is an aromatic perennial herb with attractive varieagated leaves and lilac-blue flower spikes in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (sage).

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green, Variegated, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' (Sage 'Icterina') 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.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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