Tricolor Sage

Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'

Ornamental herb with colorful grayish green leaves marbled with white, pink and purple. Lavender blue flower spikes appear in summer. Strongly aromatic foliage may be used fresh or dried in cooking. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Ideal for herb gardens, mixed borders and containers.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreCulinary 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 MaturityClumps to 18 inches tall, to 24 inches wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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

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