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Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'
Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss
Common Name: variegated sage
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Low perennial; leaves opposite, very rugose (deep netted veins produces distinctive sage-leaf texture), variegated (cream margins, mid-green centers, and purple tint to bright purple variations and dark maroon petioles), distinct sage scent.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Europe (Mediterranean)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Dryland (no watering), Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Herb, Medicinal plant, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google Images . Wikipedia
variegated sage
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Pubescent, Rugose
Colour in Summer:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Obtuse, Rounded
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul

Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, nutlets enclosed in a persistent calyx
Bark or Stem Colour:
Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts, Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Crown rot, Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Rust
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