Salvia Sage, Salvia officinalis, is a small perennial evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Sage prefers a sunny location with alkaline soil. It grows best in a warm climate.
Garden Sage, or Common Sage, is a member of the mint family. Use in sauces and stuffings for fatty meats such as goose, duck, pork and sausage.
In Medieval Times, growing sage for medicinal and culinary purposes was common. Its Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” or “salvation” and is also the root word of salve.
The sage plant reaches a height of 2 feet tall and 2 feet in diameter and have flowers that range from blue to purple.
Sage plants mature in about two years although you can harvest leaves in the first year.
* Woody stems
* Gray leaves
* Blue to purple flowers
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Salvia officinalis|
|Mature Height||2 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|