Sage

Salvia patens

Sage - Salvia patens

Common Name: Sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: patens

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.55 m (55 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Superb vigorous variety of ornamental sage with slender spires of large blue flowers from midsummer to autumn. A perfect plant for a cool planting scheme or for adding to a mixed border where it will add vibrancy.

Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.


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