Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten Variegated') in the Culinary Sages Database

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Also sold as:
Variegated Berggarten

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Other: Rarely flowers
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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'Berggarten Variegated' was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 9, 2015.

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on May 3, 2014 10:54 AM

This is a sport of the parent Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten' that occurred in the U.S. The variegation is very stable. The plant should be trimmed often, taking several inches off the new growth.

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