Growing Sage, also Common Sage

Salvia officinalis : Lamiaceae / the mint family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Sage in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • P = Sow seed
  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 18 months. Time reduced if grown from cuttings.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Broccoli, Cauliflower, Rosemary, Cabbage and Carrots

Your comments and tips

19 Sep 12, Patricia (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
New to Prince George BC, this is my 1st winter w -25deg days ahead. Does my sage need to be brought indoors? How about Thyme (3yrs old), Rosemary (2-3 yrs old)? Thank you for your help!!)
02 Oct 12, Bill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi my sage I planted last year is now growing buds/flowers ...should I pinch them off to encourage the plant or leave it alone? cheers
13 Jun 13, Dianne (Australia - tropical climate)
I got a sage seedling from the growers market in north Perth it's doing very well actually
18 Aug 13, (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
What soil type does cotiander and sage rquire
10 Jun 18, Dianne (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Have just started growing my first crop of coriander and was told to keep moist. Whereas sage apparently does not like lots of water. I make sure there is compost and bonemeal in the soil and have had great success.
02 Dec 13, melody (Australia - temperate climate)
may i know where or how to get white sage(salvia apania)??? i m not able to find from local nursery. your information is much appreciate.
02 Apr 14, Sue (Australia - temperate climate)
I bought some white sage a couple of days ago via eBay from Victoria. Plants have been delivered and are in great shape.
14 Mar 15, Jewels Dion (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello Sue.. I wonder if you might email me your supplier for white sage, I have had no luck with the seeds i've had and would like seedlings. Thanks - Jewels
25 Jan 14, Cass (Australia - temperate climate)
I have two sage plants growing near each other - currently only about 4 inches tall. On one plant only, the leaves seem to be being eaten by something which leaves a 'lace' type pattern on the leaves i.e. its not eating the leaf in its entirety, almost just nibbling away at the leaf between the veins, from the centre of the leaf outwards which leaves behind a 'lace' effect - quite unusual to see. Any feedback on what this is? how to treat? is it likely to spread to be non effected plant?
24 Mar 14, Queen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Sage plants care Its probably eaten by ... Leaf Miner. The best way is to manually cut the affected leaf off and do not leave any traces as they reproduce in short time. Sage do not like moist soil. Avoid peat moss. Use top soil with Perlite. All the best and have fun gardening.
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