Posted: 01/05/2015 at 21:55
I had to google painted sage, I can't remember what we called them when I was a kid but it wasn't that.
Salvia horminum, have I got the right one? Sunny patch, well drained, I think they're hardy. You won't find them in garden centres, I think they're best sown direct. You could sow some when these frosty might are over and the rain comes. Plenty soon enough. Collect and save some seed for next year