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Sage is a perennial plant that typically grows to a height of about 2 to 2.5 feet (60 to 75 centimeters).  It has oblong, gray-green leaves that are covered with fine hairs, giving them a slightly fuzzy texture.

Sage produces small, tubular, purple, blue, or white flowers that grow in whorls along tall, spiky stems.

Sage is widely used in cooking, particularly in Mediterranean and European cuisines. It has a strong, earthy, and slightly peppery flavor with hints of mint and citrus.  Sage leaves are commonly used to season a variety of dishes, including roasted meats, poultry, stuffing, and sausages. It can also be used in soups, stews, and as a garnish for pasta dishes.  Fried sage leaves make a crispy and flavorful addition to many dishes.

Sage has a long history of medicinal use. It was traditionally used to treat various ailments, including sore throats, digestive issues, and respiratory problems.  Some studies suggest that sage may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage tea is sometimes consumed for its potential health benefits.  Sage essential oil is used in aromatherapy and is believed to have mood-lifting and stress-reducing properties. It's used in diffusers and for massages.

Sage - Salvia officinalis

  • Sage is a hardy perennial herb that is relatively easy to grow. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sun.

    It can be propagated from seed or cuttings but takes a few years to develop into a significant plant and is a low-maintenance plant.  Does need pruning after flowering and this helps stop the plant from going 'woody'.

    It is a bushy plant so needs space around it 30-60cm and grows to a height of 60cm.

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