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Sage Honey Melon

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Sage Honey Melon is an upright, bushy perennial with an early flowering period and bright, red flowers. The foliage is heart shaped and produces pink/red spires in the summer attracting pollinators. Lovely added to cakes and fruit drinks.

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.

    Sage Honey Melon

    About the Sage Honey Melon

    Care Instructions

    Sage enjoy a free draining soil, not to be waterlogged. If unsure, plant in a raised bed or container. Water well after planting, then once established, water as normal. If in containers, soil may dry out quicker, so aim to keep the soil slightly moist.

    Position, sunlight and more

    Sage loves a warm, sheltered spot in full sun. Alternatively, a bright windowsill.

    Height and Spread

    Sage Honey Melon can grow up to 60-90cm and spread up to 30cm.

    Feeding, Pruning & more

    Feeding - Lay a mulch of compost to help stop soil, from drying out.
    Pruning - Deadhead after flowering to encourage new shoots and fresh leaves. Parent plant can be hard pruned annually.
    Propagation - Take cuttings in early summer, to get new free plants, whilst benefiting the parent plant too.

    Our pot & plant size 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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