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Sage

Salvia spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H6-H1b

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

2m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Sage Overview

A large genus of annuals, herbaceous perennials and shrubs, 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 salvias - some of which are known as sages - are used extensively as culinary herbs, ornamentals, and as medicinal plants. In addition to the culinary herb sage Salvia officinalis, this genus now also contains rosemary - Salvia rosmarinus, (formerly Rosmarinus Officinalis). Salvia flowers are usually attractive to pollinators.

Common problems with Sage

How to propagate Sage

Seed

Division

Divide perennials in spring.

Cuttings

Special features of Sage

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

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.

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