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Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants

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Do you love adding Sage to your cooking? This is the collection for you.

What's in this collection?

6 Sage varieties all of which can be used in cooking or drinks. You will get 2 of each variety.

A bit more about the Sage 'Family'

Sage is an evergreen, perennial member of the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean region. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use as well as some varieties making particularly pretty ornamental herbs as well. During the late spring and summer sage flowers come out which can range in colour based on variety but are mostly pink or purple. The leaves are most often greyish green, slightly rugose textured and covered in small, soft hairs and have a warm, savoury, slightly peppery flavour. Sage is listed as one the 'essential herbs' in Britain along with Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme. A traditional compliment to pork or stuffing, Sage has many culinary uses and goes well with cheeses or flavouring pasta. The leaves can also be used to flavour a warm herbal tea.

This collection contains 3 different Sage starter plants.

Just to give you an idea of the plants you may get your collection will be selected from our range of different sages which include:

  • Common Sage
  • Golden Sage
  • Purple Sage
  • Tri-colour Sage
  • Tangerine Sage
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Blackcurrant Sage
  • Sage Maxima
  • Honey Melon Sage

FAQ's

Can I choose which varieties I get?

Unfortunately not, to keep this pack priced so competitively you can not choose which varieties you get, but we will pick the best of the time. We do sell the varieties separately but they are more expensive.

Is this plant "garden ready"

Maybe, we prefer our plug plants (also known as starter plants) to be potted up before going into the garden. The ideal size is a 9 cm pot, but it can be slightly smaller or larger if you would prefer. In the warmer months you may get away with planting straight out, but it is probably not worth the risk.

What compost should I use?

A good quality multipurpose compost is idea for this. You can use your own compost but make sure you know that it is not too high (or low) in nutrients.

Will each variety be labelled? 

Yes. you will get 3 different varieties in this collection, 2 of each type.

Will I get the plants in the picture?

Maybe, The picture is of all the Sage varieties we grow and more than likely you will get some of these but we will select from the best plants of the moment.

Are all of these plants Hardy?

Yes. all of the plants in this selection are hardy in the UK, some of the varieties may need some protection from a very cold winter.

What is a plug plant?

A plug plant is a small starter plant that is perfect to pot up in to a larger plant. We grow and sell so many of these because the allow us to do it for such a good price.

Is the plug plant in the picture the one I will get?

No, we use this picture just to give you an idea of the size of the plant.

 

Pot sizes explained

At Newlands Nursery we grow and sell plants in a variety of different sizes, from small starter plants up to planted containers. 

We know it can be tricky to picture the size of each plant. This page gives you an idea of the size of the plants we are sending out.

Please keep in mind that plants vary from one season to the next. The size of the plant refers to the pot or plug it is grown in, rather than the height of the plant, unless specifically mentioned on the plant page. 

Picture of plug plant size

Starter Plant (Plug Plant)

Plug Size: 2cm by 4cm. Our most popular size. This is often the most economical way of buying plants and is a great way to get a head start on the season. Generally this size is best to be potted up before planting out.

Picture of Jumbo plug plant

Jumbo Plug

Plug Size: 6cm by 7cm. A fantastic alternative to a 9cm pot and saves on plastic too. The plants in this size are well established and give you a head start. This size is perfect for planting straight into containers and baskets as well as the garden.

Picture of 9cm pot

9cm pot

Pot size: 9cm by 9-10cm. This size hold some well established plants, some of which maybe around 1 year old. We sell most of our ranges in this size and most of the plants sold in this size, are established enough to be planted straight outside.

Picture of 13cm or 1 litre pot

13cm or 1 litre pot

Pot size: 12-13cm by 12-15cm Currently our largest size of plant, with the exception of our planted containers. Many of our House Plants are available in this size, as well as some special collections and varieties.

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Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants
Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants
Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants
Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants
Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants
Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants
Sage collection of 6 Starter Plants

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