Sage's flavor is bold and assertive, and considered very valuable as a digestive aid to high-fat foods, such as pork, wild game, and cheese. Often paired with stuffing, it also livens up vegetables, potatoes, soups, and stews. This drought-tolerant plant also has edible, purple-blue flowers that attract pollinators, and the gray-green foliage provides an excellent contrast in the garden or containers.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 4–8
Plant Dimensions: 18"–36" tall and wide
Variety Information: Grey-green foliage with pebbly texture on a semi-woody shrub. Purple-blue edible flowers bloom in whorls on spikes above the foliage.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers