Scientific Name : Salvia officinalis
Common Name : Sage
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Culinary Use
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 33 - 36" (84 - 91cm)
Height : 21 - 24" (53 - 61cm)
Width : 31 - 34" (79 - 86cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Culinary and decorative variety has large silver-green leaves and a nice fragrance. A profusion of delightful blue flowers appear in the spring.
Idea & Tips : Plant in a sunny area with well-draining soil and provide regular irrigation.
: Bring fragrance back to the ornamental garden.
- This ornamental sage doubles as a fragrant herb.
- Attractive flowers bloom in early Spring (short days) for added ornamental value.
- Ideal for both combos and the landscape.
Protection Information : PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
1,000 ppm IBA
50-75 ppm N only after rooted
A soft pinch will increase branching.
35-42 days after sticking
Nights: 45 to 55°F (7 to 13°C) Days: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Beneficial; aids in bulking. Not required for flowering.
Short day obligate
Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 200 ppm.
PGRs generally not needed
Unrooted: 13-15 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
Unrooted: 15-17 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
Unrooted: 17-19 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
April to May
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