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Common Sage, Garden Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Common Sage, Garden Sage (Salvia  officinalis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-24, 26, 28-41
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Questionable in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mediterranean basin

Growth Habits: Perennial shrub to 2.5 feet tall (75 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Common sage is a culinary herb used as pork and poultry seasoning . A source of antioxidants, it is highly esteemed for its health giving properties. The best time for harvesting the plant for drying is spring, before the flower stalks become visible.

Common Sage, Garden Sage (Salvia  officinalis)

Blooming Habits:
Pink, purple or blue flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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