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Sage 'Tricolor'

Sage 'Tricolor'

A truly engaging sage for the garden
Item: #SAGTR3P
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $11.19
  • Unique variegated foliage grabs your attention
  • Colorful purple, white, and green leaves
  • Flowers attract butterflies and bees
  • My be used fresh or dried in cooking
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Mature Size: 12-18" x 12-18"
  • Ship size: 3 ½" Pot
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Sage 'Tricolor' Description

  • Edible sage with highly ornamental leaves
  • Variegated with white, green, and purple tones
  • Looks fantastic paired with perennials in a flower garden or with herbs in an herb garden
  • Grows into a shrub-like habit
  • Leaves can be used fresh or dried
  • Fragrant purple flowers appear on mature plants, also edible

Special features:  Deer resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Attracts butterflies, Drought tolerant, Edible

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship form:
    3 1/2" Pot
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    12-18" x 12-18"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
    Variegated green
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring
  • Uses:
    Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
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Soil: Any average soil will do; good drainage is imperative.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Water: Low to average. Established plants withstand drought.
Spacing: Space plants 6-9” apart for prompt cover being careful not to plant too deeply. The crown should never be covered with soil, especially if you have clay soil.
Fertilizing: Feed with general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: No specific care needed. Does best if soil is quite dry in winter
Maintenance & Pruning: Do not prune in fall, nor too early in spring. Sage plants often experience considerable winter dieback but come back quickly when conditions improve. Do not write off too quickly or prune back too soon. Can re-grow on the stems or from the ground. Cut leaves or stems as needed to use fresh or dried in cooking.