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Salvia viridis (Painted Sage) Herb SEEDS

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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.

Painted Sage (Salvia viridis) Herb Seeds.

Also known by the common names annual Clary sage, Bluebeard, Joseph sage and Painted sage, this very decorative plant has an upright habit with hairy toothed leaves and whorls of tiny white, pink or purple flowers enclosed by large green bracts. Spikes of these beautiful flowers appear in Summer and are very attractive to bees and insects.

Herb Usage

As an annual herb plant, painted sage or Salvia vridis syn. S. horminum is grown as a flowering garden plant, but the leaves and flowers can be used to flavour food and drinks.

Growing Instructions

Sow in pots or module trays in the Spring. Cover seed with vermiculite. Plant out when large enough to handle.

Buy Painted Sage Seeds Online

Our Painted Sage Seeds are generally available to buy online between all-year-round.




Salvia viridis (Painted Sage) Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour Multi
Height 90cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Salvia viridis
Hardiness RHS rating H2 - Tender - keep frost free
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
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    Painted sage herbs

    Posted by Michael Geisow on 12th May 2021

    Not long purchased serds but impressed with germination rate Looks a great addition to our herb plot