Garden Sage

Sage is an essential flavor in our Corn, Sage, and Cornbread casserole.

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Garden Sage

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(Salvia officinalis)
  • Type: Perennial in zones 5 to 8
  • Planting time: Spring
  • Features: Velvety, textured, gray-green foliage, pretty blue blooms
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained, pH about 7
  • Spacing: 18 to 24 inches
  • Plant size: 12 to 36 inches tall, 15 to 24 inches wide
  • Garden uses: Containers, herb garden
  • Culinary uses: Key ingredient of poultry seasoning and turkey stuffing

Gardeners add the uniquely flavored leaves of common garden sage, a strong, herbaceous perennial, to sauces, stuffings, poultry, pork, and sausage. It provides a lovely fragrance and flavor to a dish, especially when leaves are sautéed before adding. It is a good fall and winter plant in hot climates. Great for containers. Needs good drainage.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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