Sage

Salvia officinalis

[salvia_officinalis]

Sage was a standard in kitchen gardens from colonial times, and Jefferson listed it in 1794. This culinary Mediterranean shrub, grown since the thirteenth century, was thought to prolong life. Its soft, gray-green foliage and spikes of lavender flowers make it an attractive ornamental.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Purple, White Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full sun Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2002: May 6 – Aug 92003: May 6 – Jun 92004: May 5 – Jul 192005: May 11 – Jun 172006: May 5 – Sep 12007: May 15 – Sep 72008: May 16 – Jul 112009: May 11 – Jul 222011: May 17 – Jul 292012: May 3 – Aug 72014: May 23 – Jul 2