Rose Leaf Sage
Also known as
Tarantula Sage, Sage
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Rose Leaf Sage Overview
This tall woody based perennial has heart shaped leaves that can get to 10 cm long. In summer and autumn it produces stems bearing 2 lipped purplish pink flowers that can be 5cm long. This plant prefers a light, humus-rich, moderately fertile soil that is moist but well-drained. It will tolerate drier locations once established.
Common problems with Rose Leaf Sage
Generally pest and disease free
How to harvest Rose Leaf Sage
Flowering stems can be cut for floral arrangements as required.
How to propagate Rose Leaf Sage
Take basal or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi hardwood cuttings in late summer but give bottom heat.
Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.
You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.
Special features of Rose Leaf Sage
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Rose Leaf Sage
This sun loving plant suits being included in flower borders or wall side borders in Urban, Coastal, Mediterranean and cottage style plantings