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.
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Typical Blooming Dates: May-July
Growth Type: Perennial
Blossom Color(s): Purple, White
Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: Full sun