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
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.
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
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils