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Thank you all very much for the two trees that arrived yesterday. As you may remember they were for my wife's birthday and she was absolutely delighted. We have followed the instructions and they are now looking very nice in our small but crammed garden. They were well packed and even as she unwrapped them she had no idea what they were, a perfect surprise. So impressed was she with the service, I think other orders may follow.
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Thank you all very much for the two trees that arrived yesterday. As you may remember they were for my wife's birthday and she was absolutely delighted. We have followed the instructions and they are now looking very nice in our small but crammed garden. They were well packed and even as she unwrapped them she had no idea what they were, a perfect surprise. So impressed was she with the service, I think other orders may follow.
Jeff Mead, Theale, Reading

Sage Plant - Purple Sage

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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'

  • Just as useful as its green cousin!
  • Juvenile foliage and stems are a rich purple-red, bringing a striking splash of colour to the herb garden.
  • Purple-blue flowers in summer.
  • Perennial.
  • An essential of both the herb garden and kitchen alike!
  • Avoid planting in close proximity to Rosemary. Rosemary and Sage do not 'get on' and the Sage will at best struggle, at worst die off!

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late July / early August 2020

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator FriendlyRHS Award of Garden Merit

The young stems and foliage of Purple Sage are purple in colour and turn grey-green as they grow older. In Summer it produces purple-blue flowers. The leaves are slightly larger than those of common sage and have a marginally spicier flavour. All parts of the plant are strongly aromatic. Like its green relation, Purple Sage has many culinary and medicinal uses.

Throughout history sage has been thought to prolong life and good health. Salvia comes from the Latin 'salvare' - to heal. John Gerard the English herbalist describes sage as being 'singularly good for the head and brain, it quickeneth the senses and memory'.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Perennial.
  • Evergreen.
  • Grows to approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall.
  • Avoid planting in close proximity to Rosemary. Rosemary and Sage do not 'get on' and the Sage will at best struggle, at worst die off!
  • Thrives in a sunny position sheltered from the wind.
  • Good tolerance of dry soil conditions.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Good for stuffing pork and chicken.
  • Perfect for the Italian classic of Sage butter sauce.
  • Can be used in salads.
  • Used for making sage vinegar.
  • Good in stews and soup.
  • Leaves can be fried and used as a garnish.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Excellent for helping digestion of fatty foods.
  • Disinfectant and antifungal properties.
  • Contains oestrogen.
  • Can help combat diarrhoea.
  • Can be used as a teeth whitener - or as a mouthwash to help mouth ulcers, inflamed gums, laryngitis and tonsillitis.
  • The seeds can be infused in water to remove foreign matter from your eyes.
  • Can soothe tired muscles.
  • Can be used as a blood tonic.
  • Suppresses sweating (so can be useful for hot flushes during menopause).
  • Will help strengthen your nervous system.
  • Can help soothe coughs, colds and rheumatism.
  • Can be used to help insect bites and skin infections.
  • Can improve your memory!
  • Other Uses
  • Is sometimes used in decorations such as wreaths.
  • Discourages insects particularly from laundry.
  • Deodorizes animal and cooking smells when burnt.
  • Can be used in a conditioner to darken grey hair.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using. Should not be taken for long periods. Avoid if you are pregnant or suffer from epilepsy.

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How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

General Information

Plants Awarded The RHS Award Of Garden Merit
A listing of the seed and plant varieties sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that have been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the RHS.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265