A genus of 113 accepted species of herbaceous perennials, or evergreen subshrubs and shrubs in the Lamiaceae family native to a region that stretches from the Mediterranean basin through central Asia to China. The plants are often hairy with rough sage-like leaves and erect stems carrying whorls of tubular, hooded flowers in yellow, pink, purple or white. Commonly known as Jerusalem sage, Turkish sage or lampwick plant some species are cultivated for Mediterranean planting schemes.
How to propagate Sage
Propagate by seed in autumn.
Shrubs may also be increased from softwood cuttings in summer and perennials by division in the spring.
Other uses of Sage
They are 'architectural' plants that are attractive for their conspicuous, hooded flowers, borne in dense whorls, their foliage and dried seed heads. Suitable for coastal conditions.