Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'

Tricolor Culinary Sage

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Tricolor Culinary Sage is a compact shrubby herbaceous perennial with strongly aromatic wrinkled foliage that is marbled grey green and purple with irregular white edges.  Short upright spikes holding small two-lipped lavender blue flowers bloom in late spring.  Flowers best in full sun and average well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant.  The foliage is edible and can be used in cooking fresh or dried.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1’ - 1.5'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue

Season of Interest: 

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Watch for scale and whitefly.  Some susceptibility root rot in consistently moist or wet soils.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenRock Gardensand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Blanket FlowerBlack-Eyed Susan, Fescue

IMAGE: SalicynaSalvia officinalis Tricolor 2017-10-02 6980CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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