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Sage, Common

Common Sage/Salvia officinalis (Perennial)

  • Category: Perennial, Herbs
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:12-36 Inches
  • Spread:20-24 Inches

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.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Variegated
Soil Moisture
Rich
Well-Drained
Attributes
Container
Container
Crafts
Culinary
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Sage, Common

The name comes from the Latin salvare, which roughly translates as "to rescue" or "to heal".

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Sage, Common

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.