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Salvia x jamensis 'Royal Bumble' (Sage 'Royal Bumble') 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.

Sage 'Royal Bumble' (Salvia x jamensis 'Royal Bumble') Herb in 1 Litre Pot 

Thriving in summer heat, Sage ‘'Royal Bumble'’ produces a generous display of vivid red flowers on purple black stems, which bloom above a compact and vigorous plant approx 75cm high from May to November. It is a form of Salvia x jamensis, a complex hybrid involving the cross of three or more species which is found naturally in areas of Mexico.

These tender perennials form bushy clumps of small, elliptical foliage which is evergreen to semi-evergreen if not cut back by frost. The leaves are borne on branched, woody-based stems with root readily when they touch the ground. Loose spikes of flared, tubular, two-lipped flowers appear above the foliage throughout summer and autumn, and are irresistible to bees.

The Ideal time for cutting back flowering shrub sages, is the spring once new growth can be seen from the base and risk of frost has past. Cut up to half the plant back shaping as needed. If Sages are becoming leggy then a light summer cut may be required to encourage flowers and new growth. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers all season.

Herb Usage

Sage 'Royal Bumble' is grown as a decorative border plant this sage is not renowned for culinary or medicinal use. It is best grown to admire the striking floral display which is also popular with pollinating insects. 

Buy Sage 'Royal Bumble' Online

Our Potted Sage 'Royal Bumble' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Salvia x jamensis 'Royal Bumble' (Sage 'Royal Bumble') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour Red
Height 75cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Salvia jamensis 'Royal Bumble'
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