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

  • Buy Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' Sage Icterina | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Sage 'Icterina'(Salvia officinalis 'Icterina') Herb in 9cm Pot

Sage or Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' is a variagted version of common or Garden sage, and is a small perennial evergreen plant with woody stems.  Icterina Sage grows to approximately 1m tall and wide, with lavender/violet flowers in late spring or summer, but it is the leaves that this variety is grown for the new foliage is a beautiful mottled, gold and sage-green and of course, is edible. Like common sage Sage 'Icterina is 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.

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

Herb Usage

Whilst  Sage 'Icterina' is now mainly used as a culinary herb and an ornamental, it can be made into a tea by steeping a few sage leaves in hot water is today still used as a remedy for coughs and sore throats.As a culinary herb, Sage 'Icterina' has a slight peppery taste, and is used to flavour fatty meats in the form of stuffing and sauces, and also adds flavour to soft cheeses and pickles. Also try frying the leaves in some hot oil until crispy and sprinkle over a pork chop or even a fried egg on toast with a sprinkling of chilli flakes - delicious!

Buy Sage 'Icterina'Online

Our potted Sage 'Icterina' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.

 


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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