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Sage Common

Sage Common

  • Features: Small perennial evergreen subshrub in mint family. Has woody stems and visually interesting patterned gray leaves with attractive blue-lavender flowers blooming in summer.
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Light, well drained alkaline soil. Tolerant to dry soil. Keep soil evenly moist.
  • Spacing: Space 60cm (24") apart, sage likes room to grow.
  • Height: Grows 30-90cm (12-36") in height.
  • Growing tips: Sage can become woody as it matures. Replace in the garden every 2 years.
  • Garden use: Best in containers. Suitable for herb and flower beds.
  • Culinary use: Known for its peppery flavour. Used in marinades for fatty meats, cheeses. Also used as flavouring in beverages, sauces, soups, and sausage. Generally more flavourful fresh than dried. Try sage tea.
Harvest young tender leaves for best flavour. Cut back flower steams after bloom to promote leaf production. Stop harvesting in early Fall.

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