The Sage, 'Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten', has broad gray leaves that grow great in herb planters and in a compact in garden.
Berggarten Sage can be used in any recipe using Garden Sage. Berggarten Sage is a special selection of the common Garden Sage.
Berggarten translates to mountain garden which is one of the gardening areas of a larger estate, Herrenhauser, in Hanover, Germany.
The bright green growth of the new leaves becomes soft downy gray older growth. Grown in full sun the plant develops a purplish cast. The large oval leaves are a change from the narrow pointed leaves of Garden Sage, but the flavor is just as good or better.
Berggarten Sage rarely blooms and this helps to extend the life of this short lived perennial. Trim often by taking three or four inches of new growth.
Plant in a full sun location.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Berggarten has average water needs. So water regularly and do not over water.
Optimum pH level 5.5 to 6.5
* Excellent container plant
* Strong scented leaves
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'|
|Mature Height||20 - 24 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|