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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, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Herb, Medicinal plant, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google
variegated sage
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Pubescent, Rugose
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
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are 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, ( Drought resistant )
(CGW) Community Garden West
(PDE) PonD East
(PHA) PolyHouse and Area
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