Kitchen Sage, Sage, Common Sage, Garden Sage, Broadleaf Sage Salvia officinalis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Salvia officinalis

Family:

Lamiaceae

Genus:

Salvia

Species:

officinalis

Common Name:

Kitchen Sage, Sage, Common Sage, Garden Sage, Broadleaf Sage

Seeds Per Pound:
48,817
Quantity:
3.78 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
100
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
18-24 inches
Collection Locale:
Hungary
Crop Year:
2020
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 3.78 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
10 g
$12.50
1 oz
$19.95
1 lb
$139.50
1 kg
$278.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Seeds can be sown outside when soil is warm. , sow seed 1/4 deep. Seed can also be sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last spring frost for transplanting.
In a Nutshell:
* The Old World type grows to approximately 2 ft (0.61 m) tall and wide, with lavender flowers most common, though they can also be white, pink, or purple. The plant flowers in late spring or summer. The leaves are oblong, ranging in size up to 2.5 in (6.4 cm) long by 1 in (2.5 cm) wide. Leaves are grey-green, rugose on the upper side, and nearly white underneath due to the many short soft hairs. Modern cultivars include leaves with purple, rose, cream, and yellow in many variegated combinations. more...
* Subshrubby,erect, hairy, perennial with oblong-ovate, entire, gray-green-woody, aromatic leaves, to 3in long. A popular culinary herb with 1/2in. white to lilac-blue flowers in early to mid-summer. Spreading growth to 3ft. All parts of the plant are strongly aromatic.
* A very common herb, the strongly aromatic leaves are used as a flavouring in cooked foods. They are an aid to digestion and so are often used with heavy, oily foods. They impart a sausage-like flavour to savoury dishes. The young leaves and flowers can be eaten raw, boiled, pickled or used in sandwiches. The flowers can also be sprinkled on salads to add colour and fragrance. A herb tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves, it is said to improve the digestion. An essential oil obtained from the plant is used commercially to flavour ice cream, sweets, baked goods etc. more...
[ edit ] Description Sage leaves Cultivars are quite variable in size, leaf and flower color, and foliage pattern, with many variegated leaf types. The Old World type grows to approximately 2 ft (0.61 m) tall and wide, with lavender flowers most common, though they can also be white, pink, or purple. The plant flowers in late spring or summer. The leaves are oblong, ranging in size up to 2.5 in (6.4 cm) long by 1 in (2.5 cm) wide. Leaves are grey-green, rugose on the upper side, and nearly white underneath due to the many short soft hairs. Modern cultivars include leaves with purple, rose, cream, and yellow in many variegated combinations. [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Salvia officinalis is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in). It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov