Salvia officinalis is commonly called Sage, Garden Sage, Cooking Sage, and it originates from Mediterranean Countries.
Small perennial shrub, evergreen, grows to a height up to 1 m with woody stems.
The leaves are broadly oblong, light green and have an Intense fragrance.
Sage' flowers are purple . It blooms from May to June.
Salvia officinalis prefers dry to moderate,but well-drained soils and full sun, although sage can tolerate semi-shade.
In wet soils sage will rot.
It is resistant to drought.
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