Green Culinary Sage
- Perennial in zones 5-10
- Plants grow up to 2 feet tall
- Grey-green leaves with mauve flowers
- Savory, slightly peppery flavor
(Salvia officinalis) Classic culinary herb for flavoring meat, cheese, and bean dishes. Good for laying on the grill and flavoring meat with its smoke. Attractive grey-green shrubby plant with beautiful mauve flowers. Perennial in zones 5-10.
Learn to Grow Green Culinary Sage
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 14-21 Days
Plant Outdoors: 12” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on surface of soil. Can also be directly sown outdoors two weeks after the last spring frost. Prefers rich, moist, well- drained soil. Divide every 3-4 years.
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful flowers, delicious sage!
I planted a few seedlings from this on a sunny and dry part of my house a few years back, now they are a beautiful sage bush. They flower amazing bright purple flowers every June. The bumblebees love it! And I have an endless supply of sage! I have even given it to a neighbor who planted it at her second home up north in hardiness zone 3. It's thriving there too!
Last year, I grew in a large planter on my deck - zone 6a. It grew wonderfully. This year I'm going to transplant some in garden. It has very good flavor, just chewing the leaves, and leaves a nice taste in your mouth. I dried some and appeared to store good - and retained color and taste. I'm very happy with the results
This is an awesome sage!
I love sage on roast chicken and turkey. We grew this entirely to dry and store to incorporate into rubs and sauces. It's ideal for drying and has acted as a perennial for 3 years. We had a cold we winter for zone 10 and it seems to be finally dying off. No worries, 3 years of great sage production is plenty. We will plant out fresh again this year, can't wait!