Broadleaf Sage Seeds (Salvia Officinalis ) Perennial Herb

$ 1.95
SKU P9215S
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High Quality, Untreated, Open pollinated Garden Seeds. Great in containers

AKA Common Sage, Kitchen Sage, Sage, Garden Sage, Broadleaf Sage
Cooks and gardeners alike are indebted to this classic, evergreen perennial for the unique, pungent flavor and aroma that its gray-green leaves produce. It forms a 2.5-foot-tall by 3-foot-wide bush with woody stems that may be trimmed back to newly emerging growth or strong stems in spring. In early to mid-summer, it sends up lavender-purple flower spikes; it has both ornamental and culinary qualities in an herb garden. It tolerates alkaline soils, but not wet winter conditions.
Seeds per Ounce: 3,700
Sage (Salvia Officinalis) - Here's an easy-to-grow from herb seeds addition to the garden! The Sage herb has fragrant gray-green leaves and attractive mauve flower spikes in early summer. It's highly attractive to birds, bees and butterflies. Sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. It's most well-known use is in Thanksgiving dressing! It's also a very attractive, evergreen perennial that produces mauve colored flowers during the blooming season. It is an excellent ground cover for edging sidewalks or garden pathways where its attractive foliage and flowers can be appreciated. Many people also dry sage for creating aromatic wreaths and dried flower arrangements. It's such a versatile plant, growing in a rock garden or bordering an herb garden and so easy to start from Sage seeds.

How To Grow Sage From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Sage seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Sage herb seeds in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 inches apart. Thin plants to 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.
Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 18 - 30 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Mauve
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per 2 inches
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 12 inches

Harvesting: When started from seed, sage should not be harvested until the second year of its growth to allow the plant to become established. Harvest fresh leaves as needed; the best time for harvesting is in the morning, after the dew has dried. Fresh leaves achieve their peak flavor right before the plant flowers, but after this point the flavor declines. The leaves have the best flavor when fresh, but they can also be frozen and keep very well when dried. Since sage tends to lose its flavor when heated, add it to hot food immediately before serving.

Seed Saving: Harvest the seed heads individually as soon as they begin to dry and develop mature seed. Spread them out to dry completely, and thresh them to remove the seed. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

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