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Sage, Honey Melon (Salvia elegans)



Ideal Pot Plant

Tender Perennial
Height: 2.5 feet
Aspect: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil Type: Well drained
Uses: Decorative, Aromatic and Edible
Care: Cut back spent flower stems on a regular basis
Usually available: All year but usually April to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 5 - see 'Description' tab below

Sage, Honey Melon (Salvia elegans)

Sage, Honey Melon – Salvia elegans

Sage, Honey Melon – Salvia elegans is a half-hardy perennial. It is similar to Tangerine Sage but with refreshing melon scented foliage.

Attractive spires of red flowers in summer which are also popular with bees and pollinators.

The scented leaves can add flavour to cakes and fruit concoctions. Try in cool summer drinks or cocktails.

Advisable to grow in a large pot and treat as a house or conservatory plant during the winter.



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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 5 – Not hardy – Requires a frost-free environment over winter months

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).


Additional information

Weight.5 kg

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle



Yellow, Orange, Red

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes but large container

Culinary Herbs

Desserts, Drinks, Garnish, Pork



Herb Group




Width / Spread



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