Lemony, camphor-like, bitter flavor.
Dried, it has the familiar flavor used in stuffings and sausage.
Fresh leaves have a different milder flavor. Use in butters, eggs, cottage cheese, meats, marinades, veggie and tomato dishes.
Use fresh flowers in salads, rice and meat dishes.
Repels flies, cabbage moths & carrot flies.
Magnet for bees and butterflies. Results in some of the best honey.
PERENNIAL – Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window
Plant in well drained soil and water when dry
Pinch back to promote bushiness
Mulch over winter
Common or Green Sage has gray-green leaves and traditional flavor
Purple Sage has leaves tinged with purple to brighten up salads. Milder flavor than Green Sage.
TriColor Sage has leaves of green, purple & white. Milder flavor than Green Sage.
Harvest leaves, stems & flowers at any time.
Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.
Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container.
Digestive Aid – tea aids digestion and relieves nausea and diarrhea
Sore Throats – use as gargle to relieve pain or chew leaves
Menopause – tea reduces hot flashes
Tea – Steep 3-4 leaves in a cup of boiling water