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sage growing


General information

  • Salvia offiinalis, Sage
  • Lamiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: sandy, loamy, well-drained soil.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Perennial

Successful Cultivars

  • Common ( 80-90 days) Grey-green leaves, wide variety of culinary uses.
  • Golden Sage (80-90 days) Golden-yellow and green variegated leaves. Bushy, compact habit. (pictured here)
  • Pineapple Sage (80-90 days) Pineapple scented foliage.


Common Pests & Diseases

  • Spider Mites
  • White Flies
  • Downy Mildew (pictured here)
  • Leaf Spot
  • Mint Rust
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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