Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (including that Thanksgiving stuffing). See how to plant, grow, and harvest sage.
Sage is a hardy perennial with pretty, grayish green leaves that like as good in a perennial border as they do in a vegetable garden. It grows spikes of spring flowers in different colors, including purple, blue, white, and pink.
Not all sage varieties are culinary; the most popular kitchen sage is called Salvia officinalis.
|Botanical Name||Salvia officinalis|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH||Slightly Acidic to Neutral|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple|
|Hardiness Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies|