Herb, Broadleaf Sage
This fantastic herb Sage is a fragrant culinary herb that's native to the Mediterranean, its very easy to grow its fuzzy leaves are very aromatic and intense. This shrubby, perennial plant grows to about 2-3 feet tall. Foliage is gray-green, slightly fuzzy with a pebbly texture. As it ages, it has a tendency to sprawl. Spikes of purple flowers appear in mid-summer.
Broadleaf sage is also known as Common sage, Garden Sage and Culinary Sage.
- Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
- Zone: 5-8
- Germination Time: 7-10 Days
- Days to Maturity : 75-80 Days
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18-24
- Maximum Height: 12-18in
- Spread: 2-4'
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Light Requirements: Full Sun
- Soil Requirements: Moderately rich, sandy loam and well-drained
- Season Temp: Warm
- Approx. 3,000 per oz
- Companion Planting Guide
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Perennial
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.
This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
Perennial plants live for more than two years. They return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, This varies by plant averaging three to five years.
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