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botanical name:
Salvia officinalis
Salvia officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: light blue
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Culinary herb with grey-green, felty, strongly aromatic leaves. Hummock forming habit. Lilac-blue flowers in early and midsummer.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

usage:
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.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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