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Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'( Sage 'Tricolor') 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.

Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'( Sage 'Tricolor') Herb in 9cm Pot

Tricolor Sage, or Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' is a small perennial evergreen plant with woody stems. 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.

Tricolor Sage grows to approximately 1m tall and wide, with lilac blue flowers in late spring or summer. The leaves are oblong and grey-green in colour, although the edges are lined in cream and purple, hence the tri-colour part of the name. With a textured surface on the upper side, and nearly white underside due to the many short soft hairs, these make a very attractive foliage plant to have in the border or herb garden.

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

Herb Usage

Whilst Sage 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 and is good for the digestion. As a culinary herb, Sage 'Tri-color' 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 'Tricolor' Online

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






Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'( Sage 'Tricolor') 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 'Tricolor'
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
    good sized healthy plant

    Posted by Kay Griffiths on 5th Jun 2020

    sturdy packaging-plastic but recyclable.A proper sized plant large enough to be planted out.Nice variegated markings make it a more interesting choice for my sons container herb garden.