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Picture of Salvia officinalis Variegated Berggarten.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Salvia officinalis 'Variegated Berggarten'.

This variegated Berggarten sage has broad leaves and a compact habit. This sport (of the parent Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten') occurred in the U.S., in Pennsylvania, and has broad, irregular creamy-white edges to the leaf. The variegation is very stable, and the clone performs as well as the parent plant. These plants will grow great in herb planters or in a compact garden. This special selection of the common sage rarely blooms, which greatly helps to extend the life of this typically short lived perennial plant and the foliage is the ornamental feature. The plant should be trimmed often, taking three to four inches of the new growth. They should be planted in full sunlight. Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds, this sage has average water needs, and should be watered regularly. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8 and, can be viewed in the U.S. National Arboretum Herb Garden. For more information on this and other Salvia cultivars, please see this article, 'A Rainbow of Color for Your Autumn Garden'.

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