Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Alternative name: Garden Sage, Common Sage, Kitchen Sage
Bloom Color: White, Pink, Lavender Blue, or Purple.
Position in Garden: TBA
Medicinal Use: Astringent. Also known to improve memory, attention, executive function, alertness, and mood. In Alzheimer’s disease patients demonstrated improved cognitive funtion and behavioral function.
Height: 2 feet tall and wide
Foliage: Leaves are oblong, ranging in size up to 2.5 inches long by 1 inch wide. Leaves are grey-green, rugose on the upper side, and nearly white underneath due to the many short soft hairs. Modern cultivars include leaves with purple, rose, cream, and yellow in many variegated combinations.
Sun Exposure: Full sun light
Plant Preservation: Harvested in summer months
Tolerate: Deers, Drought, and Dry soil
For More Information: Common Garden Sage