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

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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 '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.


Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' (Sage 'Icterina') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light Well Drained soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
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
  • 5

    Posted by mark chandler on 28th Jul 2020

    great plant already growing well .fast delivery well packed to will be buying more soon as like the quality and service thanks

  • 5
    Excellent healthy plant

    Posted by Judith Stiles on 20th May 2020

    I ordered several plants from Hooks Herbs together. All came within a few days which was excellent service considering the current situation. The plants were all extremely healthy and were well packed for transit. All are now in situ and looking very nice in my herb garden. I was so impressed with the service that I went back onto your website and have signed up for your newsletter. As I love growing herbs I will definitely be ordering from your nursery in the future. Good luck with your business during these uncertain times.