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Sage 'Tricolor'     

Salvia officinalis

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Tricolor is part of the Salvia genus and is a Sage variety. Its scientific name is Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Bright lavender and   Lavender magenta. The mature flowers are of a Single form. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Viridian and   Mint cream colour.

Grown more for it’s ornamental properties than it’s culinary use.1

This is a winner plant for your garden as it is attractive, edible and an organic ant control in your garden.

Tricolor grows as a Perennial and is a Herb. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Tricolor is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

Spain is believed to be where Tricolor originates from.

Tricolor Sage is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tricolor have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tricolor

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tricolor is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Tricolor requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 4.9 - 8.2 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Tricolor from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tricolor about 84 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tricolor

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tricolor is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Tricolor

Tricolor folklore & trivia

This plant is very effective in the control of ants. Ants do not like its aroma.

Other Names for Sage 'Tricolor'