This purple leaved variety grows into a stunning shrub in the garden and the aromatic leaves are used extensively in culinary dishes and medicinally.
- Attractive deep purple leaves
- Versatile herb
Sage an aromatic evergreen native to the Mediterranean and is a well-known herb, used to impart its strong flavour to many dishes. It has been traditionally used to treat sore throats and mouth inflammations, excess sweating and menopausal symptoms. This is a striking shrub for the garden, the deep purple leaves adding colour to the garden year round. The flavour is as good as normal green sage and medicinally is thought to be better for sore throats.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Purple
- Flowering period: June - August
An attractive herb to grow, sage looks as good as an ornamental as it does a culinary herb . It forms an evergreen shrub both in pots and in the ground. It likes a sunny sheltered spot if possible and the thing it hates most is wet feet. This is an important aspect when growing in pots - it shouldn't be potted on into pots that are too big and where the roots will end up sitting in acres of wet compost. A good rule of thumb is a container about four centimetres bigger each time. In winter it is beneficial to stand pots on small bricks or blocks so they can drain properly. In the ground it is better in areas with good drainage.
Sage is native to Southern Europe where it has been used for many hundreds of years as a culinary and medicinal herb. The warm aromatic leaves are used in dishes such as saltimbocca, in stuffing, soups, stews and breads. Sage has antibacterial properties and is an excellent herb for treating coughs and colds, respiratory tract infections, as a gargle for sore throats, mouth ulcers and sore gums. It has anti-sudorific action properties, which means it helps with excess sweating and a tea is helpful for menopausal symptoms.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.