SECTION: Herbs, Sage, Salvia officinalis
Perennial with gray-green leaves and violet flowers, a classic seasoning in food and ancient preventative medicine, also makes nice wreaths and dried bouquets. Handsome all year--hardy to 0° Fs given good drainage and winter mulch. Likes full sun, drought tolerant once established. Pungent leaves said to deter pests in the garden and make an effective mouthwash to prevent gum disease.
One packet will plant 100 sq ft when using 18" spacing in the bed.
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EA CULTURE: P Zones 4-9/Spacing 18"
DAYS TO MAT: 90-120
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 14-21
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Easy to germinate and grow. A period of cold, moist conditioning may improve germination. Transplant 18" apart into an area of full sun, and with well-drained soil. Water the young plants but not too heavily. Once established they can be drought tolerant. Reshow every 3 or 4 years. Plant near Rosemary to stimulate mutual growth. This perennial will grow to a height of 2'.
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