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Common Names: Sage

Origin: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Central America, South America, Mediterranean

  • Wide range of flower colours
  • Long flowering period
  • Attracts bees

Plant Type: Perennial

Uses: Bee Attracting, Pollinator, Mass Planting, Pots & Containers

Garden Types: Cottage, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Pots & ContainersHampton, Coastal


Sun Requirements: Prefers a full sun or part shade position

Water Requirements: Water regularly until established. Once established they are drought-hardy.

Soil Requirements: Prefers moist, well-drained loamy soil. Will tolerate sand and loamy clay soils

Fertilizing: Slow Release general-purpose fertilizer in spring and summer. Not required once established unless soil lacks nutrients

Pruning: After flowering. Salvia’s benefit from a good chop back to encourage new growth the following season

Tolerances: Sun, poor soils, pollution, and drought. Salvia grow well in cold climates though they will die back in frost, re-growing again in the warmer months.

Diseases: Caterpillars

Key Features

Flower: Raceme or panicle flower which come in a range of colours such as purples, blues, whites, pinks and reds. Some, such as the ‘Hot Lips’ variety are both red and white.

Foliage: Varies among species from dark green to light, some such as those that are used for culinary purposes have thicker, broader foliage. These can been found in grey and variegated purple and cream.

Edible: Leaves of culinary varieties

Toxicity: No

Attracts: Bees, Natives Bees, Butterflies, Small Honeyeaters

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