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Sage

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: 
Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full sun
Blooming History: 
2002 May 6 to 2002 Aug 92003 May 6 to 2003 Jun 92004 May 5 to 2004 Jul 192005 May 11 to 2005 Jun 172006 May 5 to 2006 Sep 12007 May 15 to 2007 Sep 72008 May 16 to 2008 Jul 112009 May 11 to 2009 Jul 222011 May 17 to 2011 Jul 292012 May 3 to 2012 Aug 72014 May 23 to 2014 Jul 2
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