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Salvia officinalis ‘Robin Hill’

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Salvia officinalis ‘Robin Hill’ (Sage). This is an essential culinary herb. It will live long with its attractive, grey-green oval, leafed foliage. It will grow about 75cm high. The flowers bloom in short racemes of blue-mauve, white, pink or blue in early summer to mid autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Culinary, border, foliage, fragrance, walls, rock garden, conservatory, medicinal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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