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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Sage is a woody subshrub with silvery green leaves and pale purple flowers that are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. It has been essential for cooking for centuries and is also used as an essential oil.

    Latin Name

    Salvia officinalis


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - June


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 2.5'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Herb

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean and northern Africa


    History

    Sage was an important kitchen herb and featured in the gardens of many of Washington's contemporaries, including the Moravians at Bethabara and Thomas Jefferson.


    Other Details

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