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Salvia microphylla 'Kew Red' (Mountain Sage 'Kew Red') Herb Plant

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Mountain Sage 'Kew Red'(Salvia microphylla 'Kew Red') Herb in 1L Pot

Mountain Sage 'Kew Red'as the name suggests has beautiful vibrant red flowers on long flower stems over aromatic stiff, green foliage. Mountain sage, is a frost hardy perennial, growing up to 1.2m tall, along with all the Salvia microphylla varieties it originated in the mountain regions of Central America, and thus prefers warmer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK. However, Mountain Sage 'Kew Red' like its counterpart Blackcurrant Sage, can still thrive here if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter.  

Mountain Sage 'Kew Red' will flower from spring through to early autumn, and although Frost Hardy it may be a good idea ti take cuttings if you live in the far North in case of a a severe winter. As with all Salvia's it has aromatic green leaves but in the Microphylla species or mountain sage. or baby sage, as it is commonly known these are smaller than in the common sage. A great addition to the garden Mountain Sage 'Kew Red' prefers a sunny spot flourishing in a well drained border or in a large pot.

The Ideal time for cutting back flowering shrub sages, is the spring once new growth can be seen from the base and risk of frost has past. Cut up to half the plant back shaping as needed. If Sages are becoming leggy then a light summer cut may be required to encourage flowers and new growth. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers all season. A delightful plant for the garden and herb border. 

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Mountain Sage  'Kew Red' is grown as a perennial herb plant primarily for its flowers, which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. However, the leaves and flowers can be used to flavour food and drinks it is related to the Blackcurrant sage and as such has a slight blackcurrant edge to the flavour, great to add a hint of blackcurrant to baking or summer drinks.

Buy Mountain Sage 'Kew Red'  Online

Our potted Mountain Sage 'Kew Red'  herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September, plant out once risk of frost has past.


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and light free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Red
Height x Spread:
90cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Salvia microphylla 'Kew Red'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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