Salvia officinalis

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  • Common Name: Common Sage
  • Plant Story:

    Evergreen perennial with a unique, pungent flavor and aroma that its gray-green leaves produce. It forms a 2.5-foot-tall by 3-foot-wide bush with woody stems that may be trimmed back to newly emerging growth or strong stems in spring. In early to mid-summer, it sends up lavender-purple flower spikes; it has both ornamental and culinary qualities in an herb garden.

  • Type: Herb
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Planting Zone: 4-8
  • Height: 2-2.5 ft
  • Spread: 2-2.5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Perennials, herb gardens, or rock gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies, Bees
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Avoid wet soils. Tolerates light shade. Plants will sprawl when grown in shade.


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