Sage Salvia officinalis

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Sage Salvia officinalis © Ita McCobb

Sage Latin name

Salvia officinalis

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Salvia officianalis Common name

Sage

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Sage Plant family

Salvia (Labiatae) – varieties of annuals, biennials, perennials and evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs and sub-shrubs grown for their bright-coloured flowers and aromatic foliage, some of which can be used in cooking (depending on variety).

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Sage Description

Category: Shrubs

Form: Bushy

Type: Evergreen

Height: 0.75 metres

Spread: 0.75 metres

Leaves: Aromatic grey-green leaves often used in cooking

Flowers/berries: Usually has small spikes of tubular purple flowers in Summer depending on variety

Normally grown for: Its decorative flowers and aromatic foliage

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Sage Planting preferences

Hardiness: Hardy to frost hardy

Soil type: Needs fertile well-drained soil

Planting situation: Full sun

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Sage Uses

Aroma/fragrance

Container

Cuttings

Drying

Food

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