Common Sage is simply a smaller version of the species; a perfect ornamental herb as well as a culinary herb for herb gardening. Fresh or dried, Common Sage provides any dish with the solid and robust flavor of sage especially poultry, eggs, fish and breads.
A "sage" is a wise person and historically Sage has been thought to encourage memory and wisdom. This hardy variety, like other Sages, is a member of the Mint family and should be pruned back yearly to encourage healthier growth.
'Common' is a distinctive German cultivar of Salvia officinalis with a compact, dense habit and broad, gray-green rounded leaves. This gorgeous evergreen will thrive in full sun and prefers well drained soil. It is small and works well in the front of a border or container especially when mixed with contrasting colors.
Characteristics: 'Garden' Sage is a compact traditional sage with green, almost silvery, leaves. A savory culinary herb perfect in meat, egg, and vegetable dishes, Garden Sage also doubles as an attractive border plant.
Light: Plant in full sun for optimal growth.
Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.
Soil: Garden Sage likes well-drained soil of average quality.
Use: Try Garden Sage in any traditional recipe calling for sage.