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Latin Name: Salvia microphylla var. microphylla
Soil Type: Free draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full Sun
How tall does it grow? Aprox 1.2m
How much space does it need? Aprox 80cm
When does it flower? Bright red/pink flowers during Summer
Top care tips: Protect from hard frosts to ensure healthy plant during the winter
"This is an absolute favourite of ours. We want you to meet “Blackcurrant Sage” or ‘Salvia microphylla var microphylla’ as we refer to it after a few glasses of gin containing this very cool plant.
When growing herbs it is sometimes easy to get lost down a rabbit hole of ‘expert advice’ and Latin names. You can learn about the genus of the variety or it’s history. But it is also good to get back to basics and remember the ‘child like joy’ that these plants inspire. Blackcurrant Sage has gorgeous red flowers and smells of Blackcurrant. How bloody cool is that? Seriously. When you rub the leaves of this plant it doesn’t leave you with any doubts as to the strength of it’s flavour. It isn’t subtle. But the fragrance that this plant brings is enough to put massive smiles on our faces. The flower on this plant is so bright that it draws the eye. It lends colour and excitement to any kitchen garden space.
Chefs that we work with enjoy partnering this flavour with a strong cheese or as a topping on desert. It makes a gorgeous herbal tea too!
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.