Sage is a hardy perennial herb that looks as good in a perennial border as it does in a herb garden with its greyish-green leaves and the blue-purple flower stalks. Sage is loved by beneficial insects and, like all salvias, attractive to the blue-banded mortar bee.
Sage is a popular culinary herb and a great plant for beginner gardeners.
Sage will grow in most soils (including poor) but doesn't like wet feet.
Full sun or part shade. Perfect for a hot dry spot in the garden.
Trim dead flower heads and give support in areas of high wind.