Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Culinary sage is popular as a fresh or dried herb for use in roasting pork or lamb, poultry, fish, egg salad, vegetables, stuffing, soups and in marinades.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Clumps to 18 inches tall, to 24 inches wide.|
|Design Ideas||This variegated form of culinary sage is a useful accent color in ornamental gardens. Plant in mixed borders for a bright injection of color. It's super well adapted to rock gardens where it thrives amidst other plants that prefer express drainage. It is beautiful in a Mediterranean scheme with species that originate in southern Europe. Great idea for improving too-gray foliage of xeriscape themes. Belongs in kitchen and herb gardens for useful harvest. A lovely perennial for very small garden spaces and urban parterres. Plants are particularly noteworthy in terra cotta pots and troughs.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 10