Sage Plant (Salvia officinalis)

Sage Plant

  • Captivating Blue to Purple Flowers
  • Unique Gray Leaves
  • Elegant Woody stems

Sage Plants (Salvia officinalis) is a small perennial evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers that will draw anyone and everyone in effortlessly!

Garden Sage, or Common Sage, is a member of the mint family. Use in sauces and stuffings for fatty meats such as goose, duck, pork and sausage.

In Medieval Times, growing sage for medicinal and culinary purposes was common. Want to know a fun fact? Its Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” or “salvation” and is also the root word of salve.

This plant adds incredible ornamental value when in mass planting. The light green foliage and captivating blue to purple blooms draw people in from afar to take a closer look at it’s endless beauty!

Your Sage Plants can be planted just about anywhere as long as it is placed in an area with full sun and rich well-drained soil for the best growth possible.

The sage plant reaches a height of 2 feet tall and 2 feet in diameter and has flowers that range from blue to purple. You won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling ear to ear!

Sage plants mature in about two years although you can harvest leaves in the first year.

Sage Plant (Salvia officinalis) Details

Common name Sage Plant
Botanical name Salvia officinalis
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 18 - 24 inches
Width 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Purple