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Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' Sage Icterina Herb Plant (9cm)

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Icterina Sage, or Salvia officinalis Icterina is a small perennial evergreen plant with woody stems.

Native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world, sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant.

Icterina Sage grows to approximately 1m tall and wide, with lavender/violet flowers in late spring or summer. The leaves are oblong and attractive variegated yellow-green in colour, with a textured surface on the upper side, and nearly white underneath due to the many short soft hairs.

Preferring light, well-drained soil and full sun, sage will often flourish all year, and should have leaves to harvest for much of the year.

As a culinary herb, sage has a slight peppery taste, and is used in to flavour fatty meats in the form of stuffings and sauces, and also adds flavour to soft cheeses and pickles.


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and light free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Lilac
Height x Spread:
1m x 1m
Latin Name:
Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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