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An attractive, savory perennial that can enhance just about any dish. Great for containers or the allotment.
Sage Herb Seeds
[90-200 days] Sage is a hardy perennial used in many dishes around the world. It’s soft gray-green leaves and purple-pink flowers make it a lovely addition to any garden or allotment. In fact, it’s so attractive that bees, birds and butterflies all love it too. It makes a beautiful addition to any herb garden and will produce leaves continually for years to come.
Try brewing it with earl grey tea!
Very aromatic and is known to have strong medicinal properties.
Sage seeds store and germinate poorly. When grown from seed, sage takes about 2 years to reach mature size.
How do you grow Sage from seed? You can start Sage from cuttings or divisions of established plants or start from seed. Some gardeners prefer to start Sage from cuttings due to the long 2 year maturing process of the herb plant. Sow your Sage seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost of the spring. The seeds will take 14-21 days to germinate and begin sprouting.
Does Sage grow back every year? Sage is a perennial herb that grows back year after year once established. Each year your harvest will get bigger and you may need to decide whether to cut your Sage plant back before it starts to grow wild.
Do Sage plants need full sun to grow? Sage prefers a slightly shaded spot in your garden to thrive. You can grow your herbs in containers or pots and move when necessary to a slightly shaded position.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 20 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 180 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Overwinter Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
- Suited for small space growing
- Kitchen Garden / Windowsill
Sow and Harvest Times