Red  & White Sage

Common name: Cherry Sage. Sage is a European name derived from the Latin word “salvia” which probably came from the word “salvere” which means “to save” indicating its medicinal use.

There is hardly a house around here without some variety of sage / salvia or other. But of all the sages we grow, this is the one that has got bees on it every single day of bee season. It is prolific in flower and we have to prune it back two or three times in the summer. The flowers change colour. Sometimes all white ones emerge first, or all red ones, and then the mixed red-and-white ones.

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