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Salvia elegans 'Tangerine' (Sage 'Tangerine')Herb Plant

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Sage 'Tangerine' (Salvia elegans 'Tangerine') Herb in 1 Litre Pot

'Tangerine' Sage or Salvia elegans 'Tangerine' is a tender perennial herb that can grow up to 60cm tall. Originating from the mountain regions of Central America, and thus preferring warmer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK, Tangerine Sage can still thrive here predominantly in the South of England if positioned in a sheltered, well-drained soil in a sunny site and given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter. Elsewhere it makes a great container plant which can be moved under cover as bringing in from the cold before any risk of frost this will extend the flowering period. Tangerine Sage will put on a show of bright red trumpet-shaped flowers in summer, given the right conditions.  The leaves are small and oval shaped, and have a wonderful scent of tangerine. Once hit by frost, the plant will die back, and come up again the following spring, providing it is not waterlogged. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers.

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Tangerine Sage is grown as a tender 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. The leaves can be snipped into salads and the flowers make an attractive addition to a salad too. In addition the leaves add a herby tangerine taste to fruit drinks and cocktails or on their own make a refreshing tea.  

Buy 'Tangerine' Sage Online

Our potted 'Tangerine' Sage herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September, plant out once risk of frost has past, and grow in a container if frosts are prevalent in your area so it can be moved inside to protect from frost overwinter.









Other Details

Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type:
Light Well Drained soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'
RHS rating H2 - Tender - Keep frost free
Special Features:
Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden:

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  1. Very good plant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th May 2020

    Beautifully packaged and arrived as a very healthy good plant.

  2. Super service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Oct 2019

    Both plants came in excellent condition and very impressed with the packaging

  3. attractive plant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Oct 2019

    Arrived in good condition well packed as all Hooksgreenherbs are

  4. super plant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Oct 2019

    Excellent value

  5. thank you again 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2018

    Glad to find a replacement for a plant I had a few years ago. It was well-packaged and arrived safely, and its now in the ground enjoying the weather. A good healthy specimen. Very pleased with all my purchases from Hooks Green Herbs!

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