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Tricolor Sage

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About Tricolor Sage Plants

Tricolor sage (Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’) is a beautiful and fragrant herb that can be grown in your garden or in containers. Its striking foliage features green, cream, and purple hues, making it an excellent choice for both ornamental and culinary purposes.

This lovely herb has highly decorative foliage, making it ideal for use as a garden border or in container gardens.
Besides its eye-catching foliage, this herb has a variety of uses in the kitchen and beyond. Its leaves can be used to add a unique flavor to dishes, such as poultry and stuffing. One of its key benefits is its ability to attract beneficial insects, such as bees and butterflies, to the garden. Sage also has natural antimicrobial properties, which can help to protect other plants from disease.

How to Grow Tricolor Sage

Tricolor sage thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is a hardy perennial that can survive temperatures as low as 10°F (-12°C). In spring, it produces delicate blue-purple flowers that attract pollinators to your garden.

If you are growing Tricolor sage in a container, ensure it has enough drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
You can use a standard potting mix or add some sand or perlite to improve drainage. Fertilize your sage with a balanced organic fertilizer every two to three weeks during the growing season. Prune your Tricolor sage regularly to promote bushier growth and prevent it from becoming too leggy. Cut back about one-third of the plant after it finishes blooming to encourage new growth. You can harvest the leaves regularly for culinary use.

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Bloom Color Blue
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 6 - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 12 - 24" tall x 12 - 24" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 24" apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow herbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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