Salvia officinalis ‘Silver Sabre’

(Garden 'Silver Sabre', Sage)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Silver Sabre Sage features beautiful racemes of fragrant violet flowers with purple overtones rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It’s attractive fragrant narrow leaves are grayish green in color with showy white variegation and tinges of pink. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous pink in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

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This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. This plant can be propagated by seed.

Additional information

Common Name

Garden 'Silver Sabre', Sage

Botanical Name

Salvia officinalis 'Silver Sabre'


1 Quart

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements



to .75 ft.


to 2 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

mid summer

Flower Color




Foliage Color

Variegated Green/white/pink

Deer Resistant


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