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Sage flowering?

Good morning, i bought a plug plant common garden sage to fill a gap and also because i heard bees like the flowers. The "plug" is now 40cm high and a metre wide but still shows no sign of flowering, it is starting to crowd out a sedum and a salvia cardona, is it likely to flower soon (north east scotland) or should i cut my losses and dig it up?


  • It may yet do so, plenty of time. However, it's just possible that it's enjoying growing and will flower next year.


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,275

    Some sages just like to look leafy. Most of mine only produce minimal flowers but there is one clump that is covered in blooms.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,070

    I doubt it because of your location. Mine rarely flowered and I'm further south and west. You might be lucky though - I never found them tough enough to withstand the winters  (wet cold is no use for them ) but if you have it in a really sheltered, well drained spot, where it gets as much sun as possible (as Verdun says) it could be ok image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Many thanks all, unfortunately a small garden so if it doesnt earn its keep its compost. Strange part of the world though, plants seem to flower later but keep going much longer than supposed to, also if they get through plig plant stage they grow huge. My salvia cardona was looking sickly in spring after planting as a 9cm pot last Autumn, it started flowering mid June and is still throwing up new growth, it is now 1.5 across.. Some borage seeds are now 1.3m high..


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