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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
common sage common garden sage
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
S. officinalis is a bushy, spreading evergreen sub-shrub to 75cm tall, with very aromatic, finely veined, grey-green leaves and short spikes of pale blue flowers in early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a light, moist, but well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered position. Avoid excessive winter wet
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or semi-hardwood in late summer. Propagate by seed sown in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9 in spring
Pests Salvia can suffer damage from sage leaf hopper, capsid bug and slugs
Foot and root rots, powdery mildew and verticillium wilt can be problematic on salvias
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