General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Common Sage
  • Culinary Sage

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Location: Chuelles, France
Date: 2021-05-16
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Date: 2016-04-03
Salvia officinallis 'Tricolor' in bloom
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2017-12-06
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-04-06
Common Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor') in Zone 9b. 2015-04-0

Date: 2012-12-01

Date: 2012-12-01

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-05-06
Zone 9b.

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-04-05
Zone 9b. A beauty with colorful buds and bracts nearing bloom tim
Location: Emerson, AR
Date: 2020-04-17
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Mnt. Edith Cavell,  Banff/Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-06

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-24
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