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Salvia 'argentea' (Sage, Silver) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Sage,  Silver (Salvia 'argentea') Herb in 1 litre Pot

Silver Sage, or Salvia argentea is a wonderfully attractive plant, with its large spread of basal leaves that can measure up to 1m wide. The individual leaves are large, with both leaf surfaces being heavily covered with silky hairs that give it a woolly appearance. The leaves are soft to the touch, first emerging as a distinctive silvery white and then turning to grey-green after flowering. Cool weather turns the leaves silvery again. The show of white flowers that have the typical salvia hooded shape, are absolutely fabulous! Preferring light, well-drained soil and full sun, sage will often flourish all year.

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb. Silver Sage is grown as a perennial herb plant primarily for its silvery foliage, and flowers which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. The leaves of this particular sage being hairy would not lend themselves to being eaten, but it is a lovely plant to grow at the front of the border where foliage can be fully appreciated. 

Buy Silver Sage Online

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

Salvia 'argentea' (Sage, Silver) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Salvia 'argentea'
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal