Broadleaf Sage, or Common Sage can be planted indoors or outdoors and is an extremely flavorful and versatile herb. Sage is well known for its use to spice poultry, vegetables, stuffing, sausages, and many other foods. Sage has a soft light green texture making it an attractive perennial garden herb plant.
Sowing: Transplant: Start sage indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring. Sow the seeds just below the surface of the soil, deep in individual containers. Keep the soil at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F and be very careful with watering during this time. Germination should take place within 2-3 weeks, then thin to one plant per container. Transplant after the last spring frost into soil with optimal drainage.
Latin Name: Salvia officinalis
Species Origin: Mediterranean, Northern Africa
Life Cycle: Perennial
Light Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: 18-24 Inches
Plant Spacing: 12"
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Attracts Honeybees & Butterflies, Deer Resistant