Caring for Perennials: Salvia (Sage)

A Guide to Caring for Perennials: Salvia (Sage)

PLANTING: While all sages are salvia the term sage is most often used in reference to the cooking or medicinal herb while salvia more often refers to the ornamental members of the genus. Set plants 12 to 18 inches apart, in a sunny location where the soil is good and well-drained.

MAINTENANCE: Heat and drought tolerant once established, Salvia is relatively problem-free. Cut back vigorous growth in early summer to assure bushiness; and cut back blooms when spent to encourage a second bloom. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years, as necessary. A winter mulch is beneficial.

Where to plant: Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade depending on variety

Moisture Requirements: Dry, Moist, Well-drained

Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy

Spacing: Habit: Mound-shaped, Height: 12-36 in, Width: 14-36 in

Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers

Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Early Fall, can vary depending on variety

General Planting Instructions

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