This shrub-like herb produces dense shoots of velvety gray-green leaves.
The scent is very distinctive and powerful.
Leaves, flowers and tender stems can all be used, as active agents are distributed throughout the plant.
Sage adds a restful accent to bright flowers in the garden.
Use in teas and cooking. Preserve by air-drying.
The name comes from the Latin salvare, which roughly translates as "to rescue" or "to heal".
Doees best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between waterings. When you divide, use the outer, newer growth for replanting. Prune plants severely in the spring. Plant sage with cabbages, carrots, strawberries, tomatos or marjoram to encourage their growth. Harvest foliage as needed.