Sage, BroadLeaf (Common)
Broadleaf sage, aka common sage, is a popular shrubby perennial herb for seasoning because of its mild flavor and pleasant aroma. It's very gentle on the eye, adds a softness to the garden, and stays small and compact. A must-have in your herb garden collection and traditionally symbolizes good health and long life. Our sage is nestled up with our chives and thyme, alongside our lettuces. Yum! Sage can also be used as a natural cleaning agent, pesticide, or ritual object in spiritual sage burning or smudging. Not to mention, it can help repel mosquitos.
This broadleaf variety has attractive grey-green leaves and will form flowers that range from blue to lavender in color. This makes it a great ornamental herb, along the borders of your beds or alongside your flowers. Either way is a win!
Days to Maturity: 2 years
Plant size: 12-18” tall
Plant spacing: 12-18” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Sage loves the sun but may need partial shade during the heat of the summer. It enjoys light, well-draining soil and minimal water – rainfall is usually enough unless kept in a pot.
Pruning: Plants should be pruned both in the spring and after blooming to encourage new growth and create a bushy, compact plant.
Harvesting: Allow your new plant to become well established before harvesting, then harvest as needed. Leaves reach peak flavor right before it begins to flower.
Culinary: The leaves are best in cooking when used fresh but can also be hung to dry in a well-ventilated spot, out of direct sunlight.
Nutrients: Sage packs a healthy dose of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals even though it's typically used in small amounts.
Companion planting: Plant near cabbage family, carrots, tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary. Keep away from cucumbers. Sage also deters cabbage moths and carrot flies and helps tomato plants grow stronger.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.