This plant has a mild fragrance
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Salvia is a large genus containing annual, herbaceous perennial and shrub plants, widely distributed across parts of Central and South America, the Mediterranean and Asia. There are around 900 diverse species, with usually square stems which bear opposite pairs of leaves that may be hairy and/or aromatic. There are a number of varieties, cultivars and hybrids that are popular as garden plants, grown for their attractive tubular flowers as well as their scented foliage. Many Salvia plants, some of which are known as Sage, are used extensively as culinary herbs, ornamentals, and medicinal plants. In addition to the culinary herb sage Salvia officinalis, commonly Sage, this genus now also contains Rosemary, Salvia rosmarinus, (formerly Rosmarinus officinalis). Salvia flowers are highly attractive to pollinators.
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How to propagate Sage
Divide perennials in spring.
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Other uses of Sage
Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Ornamentals to Plant Outside in April
Provided the ground isn't frozen or water-logged, plant these varieties.Explore all