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Salvia fruiticosa 'Greek Skies'

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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.


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)


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

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    Roger D.
    Australia Australia
    Very happy

    I was pleasantly surprised by the speed of service. The plants all arrived in excellent condition, and are now getting settled and happy in the ground. Will buy from Herb Cottage again in future.

    Irene H.
    Excellent plants and Service

    Very happy with my recent purchase (today placed another order). My secateurs' lock wasn't good but Herb Cottage replaced it immediately once they knew I was having problems. Of course being organic is the best!

    Australia Australia

    Everything arrived so quickly, was immaculately packaged and such healthy specimens. I’ve definitely found a new favourite shop.

    Deb K.
    5 salvia Gree Skies

    I gave you two glowing reviews on 2 facebook gardening pages I am on. The plants were well established, in excellent condition and health. The shipping was was fast and the packing was excellent. I was very very happy and I would rate it 10 out of 10 :) Just one thought. It is cooler now, so I planted them 2 days after getting them, they had a deep soak each day. But even so it took watering two times a day to keep the very small root ball wet in the ground and I still had some wilting. Yesterday was the first day I only watered once and am hope in a few days the roots will be out far enough to hold them a couple of days. This is a half day sun location and sheltered by sunshade until yesterday. I do think if I had not been home to watch over them that they might have suffered due to the very small rootball. However I would not hesitate to get plants again and would highly recommend you. Just a big bigger rootball/pot would be better :)

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Salvia fruiticosa 'Greek Skies' Review
    Jeune B.

    I recently bought 3 salvias, one for my friend and two for me. The two I kept are growing beautifully in my garden and my friend was delighted with her gift. I know that Herb Cottage always supplies good quality plants and will be on my shopping list in the future.