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botanical name:
Salvia officinalis
Salvia officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: light blue
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Culinary herb with grey-green, felty, strongly aromatic leaves. Hummock forming habit. Lilac-blue flowers in early and midsummer.

Best in sharply drained, fairly poor soil in full sun and a warm position. Dislikes excessive winter wet. However it survives in less than perfect conditions in many kitchen gardens.

From seed or cuttings.

Important and traditional culinary herb, the leaves may be used fresh or dried. Also has medicinal uses and in making soaps and perfumes.
Flowers are attractive to bees.

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