***SAGE*** Description: Salvia officinalis (sage, also called garden sage, or common sage) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant. The common name "sage" is also used for a number of related and unrelated species. Growing Sage Common sage and clary sage are easy to start from seed. Propagate in early spring ideally keeping at a temperature of between 15-21 centigrade (60-70F) and plant out after about 4 weeks. So ensure that you avoid frost when planting out, as this can adversely affect young plants. Plant them out at about 45-60cm (18-24 inches) apart. You can also grow from cuttings, use a sand compost mix. Rooting will take about 4 weeks. Sage likes full sun and well drained soil, though it will tolerate poor soil if you allow it to dry between watering. Sage will withstand most winters the lowest temperature it need for survival is about -12 centigrade (10 F). However, younger plants will benefit from some winter protection. You could put them under a clotch, simply made from a used pop bottle with the bottom cut off. Or you could cover them with straw to keep the warmth in. It is not advisable to pick sage during the colder months as this can damage the plant. In warmer climates you can pick away quite happily all year round, you lucky devils. Sage will benefit from a good pruning just after it flowers, as this stimulates growth. I gather leaves off my plant as and when I require them, obviously not in the winter as I have just pointed out. Also do not pick the leaves before the plant reaches a height of about 20cm (8 Inches). The seeds are factory packed in paper envelopes. Germinating power is tested, best before 12.2017.
Perennial old-fashioned, heritage cultivar. One of mostly valuable herb. Spice and medicinal herb. Superior folk remedy. Good for herbal tea. Helps to relieve nervousness, anxiety, headaches, stress, and fatigue. Sage will grow quite happily in a container!!!
Organic, Heirloom , GMO free.
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis
Envelope content 0.2 g of seeds (approx. 50 seeds)