Garden Sage _ Salvia officinalis

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Salvia Salvatrix

Family

Lamiaceae

Origin

Mediterranean region

Description

Sage plant is a fragrant shrub with silver-green leaves. It may reach a height of 60 centimeters and a spread of 45 centimeters. It has a woody stem and blue to purplish flowers. The flowers are borne in spikes and feature tubular two-lipped corollas that are attractive to a variety of pollinators, including beesbutterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant flowers in mid summer.

Its flavor is so intense that only a dash is needed to flavor a dish. Sage is also one of the few herbs that, even as its leaves grow larger, the flavor intensifies. Unlike many herbs, sage leaves are still delicious after the plant flowers.

Sage has slightly stimulating properties; tea brewed from its leaves has been used as a tonic for centuries. In medieval Europe, sage was thought to strengthen the memory and promote wisdom

Environment

Sage is sturdy, hardy, prolific, and drought-tolerant. he plant will grow almost anywhere, but it provides the tastiest leaf when it receives a lot of sunlight .It thrives in well-drained, sandy, loamy soil, and it prefers a pH between 6.0 and 7.0 . It is commonly found in dry banks and rocky soil..

Garden Sage is a fairly drought-tolerant herb, and even when the leaves look wilted, a little water perks the entire plant right up. Wait until the soil is dry to give it a thorough watering. 

The plant grows in a round, bush-like fashion, and individual plants should be spaced 24" to 36" apart.

Landscape Uses

Sage herb is an excellent choice for xeriscaping or low water landscapes.



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