Icterina Sage description
What a refreshing splash of colour!
It brightens up any area with a year round display of bold foliage.
Add to that, it has a great Mediterranean fragrance.
It occasionally sends up lilac coloured flowers in summer, but with such stunning foliage it doesn’t need any flowers.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is great for a herb garden, border or patio and is fairly easy requiring well drained soil, but it can get disfigured by Powdery Mildew.
Also known as Golden Variegated Sage.
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis Icterina.
Icterina Sage culinary uses:
Use in stuffing, salads, pickles and cheeses.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the border with its colourful, fragrant foliage.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
The most hardy of the Sages, but resents waterlogged soil.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim back while in active growth, but not just prior to winter.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 1 m.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
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