Sage (Salvia Officinalis) 50 seeds (#1728)
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Whether used to flavor sausage, Thanksgiving stuffing, or butter for pasta, sage is a favorite herb in western cooking. This semi-woody perennial is an age old culinary herb used to flavor foods for centuries. Historical references also list it as an ingredient for medicinal teas and poultices during The Middle Ages. It is native to Europe and northern Africa where it naturally grows in Mediterranean chaparral shrub lands and open areas.
Garden sage is a bushy plant that produces long soft gray-green leaves that are evergreen to semi-evergreen and fragrant when lightly rubbed. Like most aromatic herbs, the aroma comes from glandular hairs filled with aromatic oil. These oil-filled hairs are found just along the surface of the leaves and are called trichomes. In late spring to early summer upright stems of two-lipped, lilac-blue flowers appear. These are subtly attractive, lightly fragrant and particularly attractive to bees. Cut the spent stems to maintain a neat appearance and encourage new leaf development. Garden sage will not rebloom into summer and fall, even if deadheaded.
This perennial herb is a joy to grow because it is pretty, functional and easy. It requires full sun and very well-drained soil. Excessive moisture at the root zone can lead to root rot. Avoid mulching it too. Once established, sage is very drought tolerant and will thrive where growing conditions drier, though it will also flourish in areas with regular rain if provided sharply drained soil and high light. (info source: Learn2grow.com)
Genus - Salvia
Species - Officinalis
Common name - Sage
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 0,80 m
Spread - 0,35 m
Plant type - Perennial
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Sea Green / Blue Violet
Soak in water for 24 hours.
Soak on the surface of soil, cover with clear plastic.
Germinate in cool and bright room.
Do not cover very small seeds with soil, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.