Salvia officinalis

Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis

Common Name(s): Sage

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Description:

Sage grows in attractive, small clumps. It has oval, crinkled pale green to grey foliage and bears spikes of purple flowers.

Family: Lamiaceae

Synonym: Salvia chromatica

Botanical Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss.

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Additional Photos

Flowers

Description:
The plant bears spikes of purple flowers.


Foliage

Description:
Sage has oval, crinkled pale green to grey foliage.


Interesting Planting Ideas

A good container plant in full sun.

Origin

Mediterranean region.

Planting Instructions

This short-lived perennial herb needs to be planted in full sun and well-drained soil to prevent dampingoff.

Propagation

Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings in summer, by layering, or by sowing seed in spring or autumn.

Size

500mm *

Soil Conditions

This herb needs well-drained soil to prevent dampingoff.

Uses

The leaves are useful for seasoning and flavouring meat and chicken dishes and sauces.

When to Sow

Sow seed in spring or autumn.

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