Broadleaf Sage Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Sage's flavor is bold and assertive, and considered very valuable as a digestive aid to high-fat foods, such as pork, wild game, and cheese. Often paired with stuffing, it also livens up vegetables, potatoes, soups, and stews. This drought-tolerant plant also has edible, purple-blue flowers that attract pollinators, and the gray-green foliage provides an excellent contrast in the garden or containers.
  • Heirloom #5040 - 30 seeds
    This packet sows up to 16 feet.
  • $1.89 $1.32
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  • Organic, Heirloom #6092 - 30 seeds
    This packet sows up to 16 feet.
  • $2.49 $1.74
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Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Southeastern Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 4–8

Plant Dimensions: 18"–36" tall and wide

Variety Information: Grey-green foliage with pebbly texture on a semi-woody shrub. Purple-blue edible flowers bloom in whorls on spikes above the foliage.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 50°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–21 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–18"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–18"

Harvesting: You may start harvesting leaves when plants are at least 6" tall. When plants are about 12" tall, stems can be cut just as flowers are opening to be dried.