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.
Also available in our attractive hand thrown clay pot, our
Potted Sage will add style
to your naturally beautiful plants! Whether it's a "thank you" for
the hostess with the “mostest”, or a corporate Christmas gift, these potted
herbs make the perfect gift.
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.