Salvia loves a sunny spot. We keep the ground dry, but not too dry. Give it extra water during dry periods.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
|Latin name:||Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurescens’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
Water your common sage as soon as possible after receiving it, then you have a couple of choices. You can keep the pot indoors temporarily, then at a later date put it outdoors on the patio or decking. Or you can plant this perennial directly into a herb garden or border.
- You can stand the nursery pot in an attractive planter with holes in the base and a matching saucer.
- Or you could just stand the nursery pot on a saucer to simply collect the drainage water.
- Use a decorative planter that collects the water from the inner pot.
- Choose a warm, sheltered spot to stand your sage if keeping it potted. If you do this after the plants have been indoors for some time, you will have to harden them off again. Do this by leaving the plants outdoors for an hour longer each day, for five days.
- Replant the sage in a larger pot. Fill the pot with fresh potting compost. Remove the plant from the old pot and plant at the correct depth in the new pot. Fill the pot with more potting compost and press gently in.
- Or, replant the plant directly in the garden.
- Water generously immediately after planting.
Water extra during dry periods. With occasional addition of plant food the sage will grow well and as the plant continues growing you will be able to harvest from it for a longer period.
Common sage blooms July – September with blue flowers that are very popular with butterflies and (bumble) bees. Place the pot in a sunny, partly shaded spot. Sage can also be planted in the garden. If, for whatever reason, the sage has become a little unattractive, prune back to half its size to rejuvenate it.
Garden sage also known as common sage can be harvested throughout the year. It is simple to harvest by cutting off a stem or a few leaves. Always leave the heart of the plant untouched. It would be best to harvest with scissors or a knife, but you can also use your thumb and index finger. Do be careful that you do not pull the plant out of the soil. Do not harvest too much from one plant. As long as the plant continues to produce new leaves, you will be able to continue harvesting from it. In this way you will be harvesting from the same plant throughout the year!
Common sage originates from around the Mediterranean and is classified under Labiatae or Lamiaceae. It is a strong, hardy perennial and is highly suitable for borders or large flower pots and planters.
The beautifulll blue-lipped flowers are very popular with butterflies and (bumble) bees.