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Salvia fruiticosa 'Greek Skies'

8 reviews

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 60cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Salvia fruiticosa 'Greek Skies' Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Salvia fruticosa 'Greek Skies'

Salvia ‘Greek Skies’ is a perennial shrub with potential to reach up to 60 cm high and 60 cm wide, with a dense growth habit. It has silver-grey to green foliage with rugose, spear shaped leaves that have a pleasant aroma. The flowers are a soft pink to blue-mauve and appear in spring held on large inflorescences, which also highlight the purple grey bracts. This salvia is rather lavender like in appearance and aroma.

Salvia “Greek Skies’ is a cross between Salvia fruticosa and Salvia officinalis. It has its origins in the Mediterranean region of Southern Italy, Greece and other countries. Salvia officinalis is the normal culinary or Common Sage most people associate with cooking. Salvia fruticosa is a culinary sage known as Greek Sage and much of the dried culinary sage, including that used in the United States, comes from this variety. Although the taste is different to Salvia officinalis, many people find it attractive and an interesting alternative. Both parents have a long history of culinary and medicinal use extended back to 1400 BC. ‘Greek Skies’ is known to create a nice herbal tea.

Salvia fruticosa is also considered easier to grow than common culinary sage and does tolerate somewhat moist soil. Greek Skies may be an alternative if Common Sage is proving difficult to grow. However, like most sages and/or salvias “Greek Skies’ is a tough plant and prefers full sun, dry, hot conditions with well drained soil. It is both drought and frost tolerant once established. This compact plant does well in containers and garden borders.

The salvia family has over 900 members with an extensive history as culinary, medicinal and ornamental plants. Ornamental salvias have become collectors items, as gardeners try to find a place in their garden for each and every one. There are salvias that will suit every type of soil and climate. More information on the Salvia genus and Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) may be found on our Common Sage page.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

December 2021 Update: Xmas Cutoff for Herb Plants - Dec. 6th 12.30pm. Read more here.

17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    NN
    10/26/2021
    Nicole N.
    Australia Australia

    Happy Customer

    Plants were packed with care and arrived happy & healthy. Customer service is great and overall it was a great shopping experience. Would definitely recommend buying herbs online from Mudbrick Herb Cottage.

    CL
    02/20/2021
    Carlos L.
    Australia Australia

    High Quality Herbs

    Very good condition when the herbs came in. The herbs were in good condition and nicely packaged. Herb was healthy and the soil of the tube had earth worms in it too! Would definitely come back if I need new plants.

    GM
    12/18/2020
    Guy M.
    Australia Australia

    Herb Cottage Happiness

    Excellent experience and great after care hints too. Thrilled with herbs and plants and will buy again in 2021