Sage Herb & Flower
How to grow Sage from seeds
Sage has many herbal uses, but can also be grown for beautiful flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. If using as an herb, try Salvia officinalis (Sage herb), which produces broader leaves than the flowering salvias.
How to grow Sage Flowers
All sage flower seed species benefit from being started indoors, but they grow fairly reliably
if sown outdoors in warm soil where summers are hot.
Plant sage seeds outdoors after frost danger has passed and prepare soil by weeding it and loosening it
Lightly rake seeds into the soil and keep the seeds and young seedlings moist until well- established
If you want to save your seeds for spring, start these seeds indoors 10 weeks before last frost. Sow in starter trays, press the seed into the soil and do not cover. Sage needs light to germinate. When the frost season has passed, transplant the seedlings into the garden 12 - 18 inches apart in a sunny location
Give them plenty of water in dry weather
Seeds will fall into the soil and germinate
continuously all year except during freezing
How to grow Sage Herb
If growing indoors, start anytime.
Do not move outside until there is no danger of frost
Plant in loose/well-drained soil
Water regularly, to ensure the plants do not dry out Plants can grow up to 30" (outdoors)
If planting outside, keep away from cucumbers Harvest sparingly during the first year until the plant is established
Prune any heavier/thicker stems in spring
Use sage fresh or dried (fresh is best!)