PlantsCulinary Sages→Culinary Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Nana')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Lavender-blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Question: what happens in winter? by Gina1960 Nov 11, 2021 9:06 AM 7
What did or will you choose this year? by purpleinopp Aug 18, 2021 11:59 AM 82
What did you do in the garden today? by Zenni Dec 8, 2021 6:25 AM 397
I'm making a new butterfly garden! by Gina1960 Mar 6, 2020 11:05 AM 12
Recommendations for "Cottage look both perennials & annuals for zone 10A S.W. Fl by daviedirtynails Mar 1, 2020 7:29 AM 3
Recommendations needed for annuals to attract butterflies and hummingbirds by julieseward1 Jul 8, 2019 10:42 AM 7
Best perennials for hummingbirds by Rcfjane May 28, 2019 10:06 PM 12
Hi all -- from Pensacola, FL by Scentamental May 21, 2019 7:44 PM 3
2019 Vegetable Gardening by Newyorkrita Jan 4, 2020 10:19 AM 1,580
Salvia of the Day: Little Sage (Salvia nana) by Marilyn Jun 2, 2018 8:00 PM 1

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