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Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Common Name(s): Sage
Sage grows in attractive, small clumps. It has oval, crinkled pale green to grey foliage and bears spikes of purple flowers.
Synonym: Salvia chromatica
Botanical Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss.
Semi Frost Hardy
The plant bears spikes of purple flowers.
Sage has oval, crinkled pale green to grey foliage.
Interesting Planting Ideas
A good container plant in full sun.
This short-lived perennial herb needs to be planted in full sun and well-drained soil to prevent dampingoff.
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings in summer, by layering, or by sowing seed in spring or autumn.
This herb needs well-drained soil to prevent dampingoff.
The leaves are useful for seasoning and flavouring meat and chicken dishes and sauces.
When to Sow
Sow seed in spring or autumn.