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Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’ (Berggarten Sage)

Berggarten Sage, Salvia officinalis 'Herrenhausen'

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Salvia Officinalis 'Berggarten', Berggarten Sage, Salvia officinalis 'Herrenhausen', Fragrant Shrub, Evergreen shrub, Aromatic Shrub
Salvia Officinalis 'Berggarten', Berggarten Sage, Salvia officinalis 'Herrenhausen', Fragrant Shrub, Evergreen shrub, Aromatic Shrub
Salvia Officinalis 'Berggarten', Berggarten Sage, Salvia officinalis 'Herrenhausen', Fragrant Shrub, Evergreen shrub, Aromatic Shrub

Prized for its large leaves, award-winner Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’ (Berggarten Sage) is a spreading sub-shrub with strongly aromatic, broad, silvery gray-blue leaves. In summer, it sends up whorls of two-lipped, pale violet-blue flowers on short, upright flower spikes. Enjoying both ornamental and culinary qualities, this foliage plant is great for the herb garden and wonderful in perennial borders and cottage gardens.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Easy to grow, Purple Sage grows in clumps up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm). Avoid excessive winter wet.
  • Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Avoid excessive winter wet.
  • This superb cultivar is really an interesting plant that makes an attractive accent in beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, herb gardens or containers.
  • Keep an eye out for sage leaf hopper, capsid bug, slugs, foot and root rots, powdery mildew and verticillium wilt.
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant, it is attractive to bees, butterflies and occasionally to hummingbirds.
  • Clip the foliage back in spring to promote fresh new leaves.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or semi-hardwood in late summer

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 10
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage, Garden Sage, Common Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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Salvia ‘Little Kiss’ (Sage)
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Penstemon ‘Garnet’ (Beardtongue)
Iris ‘Dusky Challenger’ (Bearded Iris)
Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass)
Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ (Giant Hyssop)

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 10
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage, Garden Sage, Common Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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