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Sage Advice - Herb of the Month: Sage


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 12:45pm

Our herb this month is sage. Many of you only use sage in the stuffing at Thanksgiving. But there is so much more!

Description: Sage is a small, rounded shrub with a height of 2 feet and a width of 2 feet. The flowers are violet-blue, pink, or white up to 1-3/8 inches long, small, tube-like, clustered together in whorls along the stem tops. The leaves are woolly white, textured, elongated ovals 1-2½ inches. The drier the weather, the grayer the leaf color. It blooms May to June.

Cultivation: A perennial to zone 4-5. Germination is 2-3 weeks. Space 1½ to 2 feet apart. Soil tem...

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