Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Manor Farm Herbs: Chives Fennels and Sages


Chives

Chives: Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Height:
Up to 40cm (15in)
Suitable for:
Sun and partial shade in moist soil. Pots and tubs.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Chives are a hardy perennial herb with narrow, round grass like leaves and an onion flavour. Clumps that are not cut regularly for kitchen use, will produce attractive mauve globular flowerheads in mid summer.

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Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives: Allium tuberosum

Allium tuberosum

Height:
Up to 30cm (12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny position with rich, moist soil. Pots and tubs
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Garlic chives are perennial with long and flat, slightly fleshy leaves and a mild garlic flavour. Pretty white star shaped flowers arise in late summer.

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NEW   Garlic Chives - Lilac Flowered
(Siberian chives, blue chives)   NEW

Garlic Chives - Lilac Flowered<br />(Siberian chives, blue chives): Allium nutans

Allium nutans

Height:
30 – 45cm
Suitable for:
Suitable for: Any soil in full sun or partial shade.
Available Summer 2021.

An unusual edible Allium with a spectacular display of tall lilac flowers later in the summer. Easy to grow in most soils and positions. A good plant for containers, great for attracting pollinators and as a cut flower. In addition it is a valuable herb to use in the kitchen.

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(Siberian chives, blue chives)

Fennel

Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare

Height:
Up to 1.5m (6ft)
Suitable for:
A warm sunny position, rich well drained soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Fennel is a tall elegant perennial herb with feathery bright green foliage and colourful yellow flowers.

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Bronze Fennel

Bronze Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'

Height:
1.2 - 1.5m (4 - 5ft)
Suitable for:
A warm sunny position, rich well drained soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

The bronze feathery leaves on this tall elegant perennial herb contrast well with the bright yellow flower heads.

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NEW   Sage - Salvia microphylla 'Trebah Lilac-white'   NEW

Sage - Salvia microphylla 'Trebah Lilac-white': Salvia microphylla 'Trebah Lilac-white'

Salvia microphylla 'Trebah Lilac-white'

Height:
Up to 1m in ideal conditions
Suitable for:
Well drained soil in full sun. Sheltered spot by a warm wall.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a tender perennial herb very closely related to the slightly more common blackcurrant sage. It is a sturdy Salvia with aromatic mid-green leaves and plentiful white flowers tinged with lilac sfrom June until October. Great for container growing or a warm sheltered spot.

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Blackcurrant Sage

Blackcurrant Sage: Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla

Height:
1.2m (4ft)
Suitable for:
Dry sunny spot. Protect from severe frost in winter.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Blackcurrant sage is a small shrubby herb with bright pink flowers and dark green leaves that smell very strongly of blackcurrant.

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Sage

Sage: Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis

Height:
60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
A sunny spot in light dry soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This well-known culinary herb is a small perennial shrub with grey-green velvety leaves and flowers of varying shades of purple in summer.

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Golden Variegated Sage

Golden Variegated Sage: Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'

Height:
60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
A sunny spot in light dry soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Icterina sage is an attractive shrubby plant that contrasts well with other green foliage when planted in the herb garden. It is equally as good as the common green sage for cooking and makes an excellent alternative especially if space is limited.

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Purple Sage

Purple Sage: Salvia officinalis 'purpurascens'

Salvia officinalis 'purpurascens'

Height:
30 -60cm (1-2ft)
Suitable for:
A sunny spot in light dry soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Purple sage is a popular plant in all areas of the garden. Currently it is used increasingly in garden design and landscaping as its deep rich colour blends so well with a huge range of garden plants, most especially the silvery ones.

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Russian Sage

Russian Sage: Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Height:
Up to 100cm
Suitable for:
Ordinary well drained soil in a sunny spot.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Russian sage is an elegant and hardy, aromatic perennial. It has branching silver-white stems which are rigid and upright with finely cut aromatic grey-green foliage. Spires of lovely violet-blue flowers emerge from late summer onwards, and the silver stems persist to give winter interest.

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Pineapple Sage

Pineapple Sage: Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans

Height:
Up to 1m
Suitable for:
Large pots and containers. Needs winter protection from frost.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Pineapple sage is a half hardy perennial with bright scarlet flowers in late summer/autumn and long pineapple scented leaves. It grows vigorously throughout the summer months and is best in a container as it needs to be treated as a conservatory or house plant in the winter months and protected from cold and frost.

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Tangerine Sage

Tangerine Sage: Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans

Height:
Up to 60 cm
Suitable for:
Warm, sunny, well drained spot. Needs winter protection. Ideal in containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Tangerine Sage is a tender perennial herb with gloriously scented leaves and long spikes of bright scarlet flowers throughout the summer months. Great as a container plant and can be used in herb teas and also in salads and fruity drinks.

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Welsh Onion

Welsh Onion: Allium fistulosum

Allium fistulosum

Height:
30cm (12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny open position in well drained soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a perennial type of spring onion, with a mild onion flavour, grown for their leaves in a ‘cut and come again’ way.

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Nodding Onion (Lady’s leek)

Nodding Onion (Lady’s leek): Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Height:
15 – 45 cm
Suitable for:
Suitable for: Sun or partial shade in most soils. Good in containers.
Available Spring 2022.

This is a great edible Allium which we trialled last year. An easy to grow perennial with overhanging flower heads on top of stout slender stems. Each flower head is made up of multiple pinkish purple flowers, suspended individually like a pink chandelier. Both edible and extremely ornamental.

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