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common name: Sage
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Culinary herb with grey-green, felty, strongly aromatic leaves. Hummock forming habit. Lilac-blue flowers in early and midsummer.
Best in sharply drained, fairly poor soil in full sun and a warm position. Dislikes excessive winter wet. However it survives in less than perfect conditions in many kitchen gardens.
From seed or cuttings.
Important and traditional culinary herb, the leaves may be used fresh or dried. Also has medicinal uses and in making soaps and perfumes.
Flowers are attractive to bees.