Salvia Officinalis

 

Sage. A herb with aromatic yellow-green leaves and spires of blue flowers in summer. Uses and qualities include City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Foliage only. Will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

 

Grow in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in a sunny position, although can tolerate light shade. Avoid cold, damp conditions.

 

General Herb Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Herb is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Herb and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Herb is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.