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Horminum Sage

Salvia viridis

Horminum Sage is a hardy annual native to the Mediterranean region. It was grown in Britian as an ornamental in the sixteenth century and illustrated by John Gerard in 1633. Horminum Sage also has a number of traditional medicinal and culinary uses.Horminum Sage grows to 1 or 2 feet with a neat, tuft-like crown of sage-like leaves and a striking top-knot of colorful bracts in delicate hues of pink, blue, and purple. It is useful in flower borders and as an edging plant.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Purple
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 May 25 to 2001 Jul 72002 May 13 to 2002 Jul 122003 May 6 to 2003 Jul 172004 May 25 to 2004 Jul 192005 May 19 to 2005 Jul 202006 May 24 to 2006 Jul 202007 May 15 to 2007 Jul 62008 May 28 to 2008 Jul 112009 May 29 to 2009 Jul 312010 May 10 to 2010 Aug 12012 May 3 to 2012 Jul 202014 May 16 to 2014 Jul 31
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