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Salvia officinalis

Common Name(s):
Sage
Cultivar(s):
'Tricolor', 'Purpurascens', 'Icterina'
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs
Comment:

Ovate, furry gray green leaves.  Purple flowers.  Comes in many leaf colors.

Wildlife Value:  Flowers are attractive to butterflies.  This plant is deer resistant.

Light:
Sun
Height:
18 in.
Space:
12 in.
Hardiness:
Perennial
Edibility:
Seasoning for meat, vegetable and egg dishes; stuffings.
Tags:
herb, drought tolerant, fragrant leaves, edible, fragrant, nectar, butterflies, deer resistant, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 424

Salvia officinalis Salvia officinalis
Quinn Dombrowski, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Salvia officinalis Salvia officinalis
Anne Heathen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Lindley Ashline, CC BY-NC-2.0
Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'
Phillipi Iacono, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
Lenora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0