(Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’)
A medium growing, multicolored sage from southern Europe with mauve flowers in summer.
Flavours well with other strong herbs like rosemary, garlic, parsley, thyme – all varieties, coriander, cardamom, oregano and marjoram. Use to enhance strong or game flavoured meats like duck, .pork, lamb and venison or with strong vegetables like potato, pumpkin, leek and onion. Good in herb stuffing.
Can be added at any stage in the cooking and the young leaves are a little milder and can also be used in teas, jellies and various drinks. Will aid a sore throat when used as a gargle with some mint.
Prefers a well drained location in full sun, does not like moist ground. Tough perennial that looks good in any general cottage garden bed or as a border planting. Good for general landscaping in dry areas.
Cut back any old or dead foliage and apply the recommended dose of Seasol and Powerfeed regularly from spring to autumn.
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