Sage Tricolour herb starter plant
About the Sage 'Family': Sage is an evergreen, perennial member of the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean region. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use as well as some varieties making particularly pretty ornamental herbs as well. During the late spring and summer sage flowers come out which can range in colour based on variety but are mostly pink or purple. The leaves are most often greyish green, slightly rugose textured and covered in small, soft hairs and have a warm, savoury, slightly peppery flavour. Sage is listed as one the 'essential herbs' in Britain along with Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme. A traditional compliment to pork or stuffing, Sage has many culinary uses and goes well with cheeses or flavouring pasta. The leaves can also be used to flavour a warm herbal tea.
About Tricolour Sage: A highly aromatic and attractive evergreen perennial Sage. The leaves are thin and ovoid with green and white variation while young leaves have a purple wash to them. While the foliage is the real star of the show, during the summer the plant produces spikes of small, blue flowers. The leaves can be used as you would any other sage with the added benefit of looking great.
Grows to a height of between 40-60cm and spreads to around 40-50cm.