Common Sage Overview
Salvia officinalis is an attractive, hardy, low maintenance, evergreen sub-shrub from the Lamiaceae family. It copes well with poor soil conditions and drought. It typically grows to around 75cm in height. This plant has been used to produce many cultivars with more showy, multicoloured leaves. It is known by many common names including Common Sage, Sage, Garden Sage and Kitchen Sage. This plant has many uses, including culinary, medicinal, insect repellent or ornamental. It is grown for the aromatic foliage, leaves possess fine veins and are coloured grey-green. Flowers are pale blue, borne on short flower spikes and they appear from early summer. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!