Common Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor') in the Culinary Sages Database

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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
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
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
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Salvia officinallis 'Tricolor' in bloom

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is there a certain color in the garden you just don't like? by Frillylily Jul 11, 2016 2:51 AM 75
Salvia of the Day: Variegated Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina') by Marilyn Nov 24, 2015 6:32 PM 2
Garden Chat and Photos by Catmint20906 Jan 2, 2016 11:47 AM 3,043
Trading for 2012 by valleylynn May 31, 2012 9:48 AM 171

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