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Salvia microphylla var. microphylla (Sage, Blackcurrant) Herb Plant

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Salvia microphylla var. microphylla (Sage,  Blackcurrant) Herb in 1L Pot

Blackcurrant Sage is such an attractive plant that most who see it, wish they had one in their garden!

As a frost hardy perennial, and growing up to 1.2m tall, Salvia microphylla var. microphylla, along with all the Salvia microphylla varieties, originated in the mountain regions of Central America, and thus prefers wamer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK. However, Blackcurrant Sage can still thrive here if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter. Once established in well-drained soil in a sunny site, Blackcurrant Sage will put on a show of striking cerise flowers in summer. The fragrant leaves are small and oval shaped, and have a wonderful scent of blackcurrant . Flowering from spring through to early autumn. As with all Salvias it has aromatic green leaves but in the Microphylla species or mountain sage as it is commonly known these are smaller than in the common sage. A great addition to the garden Blackcurrant Sage 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 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.

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Blackcurrant Sage 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 in the kitchen to add a hint of blackcurrant to baking or summer drinks.

Buy Blackcurrant Sage Online

Our potted Blackcurrant Sage 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:
Pink / Cerise
Height x Spread:
1.2m x 90cm
Latin Name:
Salvia microphylla var. microphylla
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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  1. Sage Blackcurrant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Nov 2016

    Good healthy plant delivered on time would buy from here again