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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

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and light free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Height x Spread:
60cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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  1. 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!

  2. Tangerine Sage 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2016

    I have always loved tangerine Sage, and this is a beautiful specimen. Thanks so much!

  3. Salvia elegans 'Tangerine' Sage Tangerine (1L Pot) 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    Great plant provided and very healthy looking. Service was fast and plant was well packaged. Look forward to trying this out on recipes.

  4. Order from Hooksgreen Herbs. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2015

    My plants arrived in good condition and in good time. The packaging was excellent. Thank you for very good service.

  5. Beautiful plant, great delivery packaging! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2014

    Wonderful, thankyou

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