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|Temperature (C):||16 - 22|
|Blooms:||July to September|
|Height (cm):||60 - 80|
|Spread (cm):||30 - 60|
Attractive, drought-tolerant and produces unique purple flowers. Use for flavouring meat, soups, stews, salads and stuffing. Prune early in Spring to help keep plants bushy. Highly aromatic and may be used as a gargle to aid in soothing inflammation of the nose and throat. Easy to grow.
Direct seed 2 mm deep. Germinates 10 to 12 days.
Sage works well with many herbs, but avoid planting next to onions.
In the early Middle, Ages Sage was commonly cultivated in monastery gardens for its benefits of healing many human ailments
The ancient Greeks and Romans first used sage as a meat preservative. They also believe it could enhance memory snakebites, increase a woman's fertility, and more. Dioscorides and Pliny recommended sage as a diuretic and tonic.