A Garden Gem Worth Knowing

Meet the Salvia officinalis, or as it's more commonly known, the Sage. This versatile plant is not just your average garden herb. It's a boundary-pushing, honeybee-attracting, spectacularly sweet-smelling superstar that's ready to spice up your garden and your kitchen!

Salvia officinalis

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions. Ideal for low-maintenance gardens or forgetful waterers.

Rocky Soil Specialist

Can grow in rocky soils but may require extra effort to prepare the soil and ensure proper growth.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in multiple pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Salvia officinalis

Standing proud at 1-2 feet tall and spreading out to a generous 2-3 feet wide, the Sage is a sight to behold. Its leaves are a stunning mix of ecru, amber, pewter, olive, and amethyst, often speckled for that extra wow factor. Come midyear, it bursts into a riot of sapphire, salmon, and mauve flowers, adding a pop of color to any garden.

Did you know that Sage is also a medicinal plant? It's been used for centuries to help with everything from digestion to memory loss!

Also known as

Berggarten Sage
Broadleaf Sage
Common Sage
Garden sage
Golden Sage
Holt's Mammoth Sage
Kitchen Sage
Purple Garden Sage
Purple sage
Tricolor Sage
West Indian sage


Yes, the Sage is not just a pretty face. Its leaves are not only nutritious but also add a sweet aroma and flavor to your dishes. Even the flowers are edible, making it a perfect addition to your kitchen garden.

Our design recommendations

The Sage is a boundary plant, perfect for defining the edges of your garden or courtyard. Its vibrant colors and sweet scent also make it a great choice for pocket gardens or planters along paths. Plus, it's a seaside-friendly plant, so it's perfect for those living near the coast. Ideal locations for Sage include seaside gardens, planters, courtyards, pocket gardens, and along paths. It's a versatile plant that can adapt to various environments.