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Salvia officinalis

Also called Culinary Sage, Garden Sage


More About Salvia officinalis

  • Sub-shrub, upright habit
  • Gray-green, woolly, oblong to ovate leaves, 8 cm long
  • Lilac-blue flowers
  • A popular, culinary herb
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer

Interesting Notes:

Frequently used fresh or dried as a seasoning or brewed to make tea. Some of the therapeutic benefits include memory enhancement, hormone stimulant, natural antibiotic, and improves digestion. 

Zone:

5

Height:

60-70 cm

Spread:

80-90 cm

Colour:

Mauve-lilac
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Common Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. They are drought tolerant once established. Wet soils without proper drainage are detrimental to the plant especially in the winter months when it is dormant. 


Salvia officinalis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Herbal garden