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Sage Seed

Image of Sage
Image of Sage
Image of Sage
Image of Sage
Image of Sage
Image of Sage
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Salvia officinalis

An excellent perennial herb of good flavour.

  • Hardy, evergreen.
  • Good for Winter use.
  • Sow in Spring.
  • Avoid planting in close proximity to Rosemary. Rosemary and Sage do not 'get on' and the Sage will at best struggle, at worst die off!

Supplied as a packet of approximately 85 seeds.

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A perennial herb of good flavour used principally in forcemeat stuffing of game and poultry.

Throughout history sage has been thought so prolong life and good health.

It is a strongly fragranced and flavoured herb, one chef said 'In the grand opera of cooking, sage represents an easily-offended and capricious prima donna. It likes to have the stage almost to itself.'

A member of the mint family.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Perennial.
  • Hardy evergreen.
  • Reaches 24 - 32" (60 - 80 cm).
  • Likes a sunny position sheltered from the wind.
  • Prefers light, well drained, slightly chalky (alkaline) soil (do not overwater).
  • Flowers May - July with pink 'spikes' of flowers.
  • Sow in the Spring, ½" (1 cm) deep drills.
  • Germination usually takes about 14 days.
  • Thin or transplant to 8" (20 cm) apart and again (if needed) to it's final position the following Spring.
  • Avoid planting in close proximity to Rosemary. Rosemary and Sage do not 'get on' and the Sage will at best struggle, at worst die off!
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Good for stuffing pork and chicken.
  • Makes a yummy butter (which is particularly good on roast chicken!)
  • Can be used in salads.
  • Used for making sage vinegar.
  • Good in stews and soup.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Excellent for helping digest fatty foods.
  • Disinfectant and antifungal properties.
  • Contains oestrogen.
  • Can help combat diarrhoea.
  • Can be used as a teeth whitener. or as a mouthwash to help mouth ulcers, inflamed gums, laryngitis and tonsillitis.
  • The seeds can be infused in water to remove foreign matter from your eyes.
  • Can soothe tired muscles.
  • Can be used as a blood tonic.
  • Suppresses sweating (so can be useful for hot flushes during menopause).
  • Will help strengthen your nervous system.
  • Can help soothe coughs, colds and rheumatism.
  • Can be used to help insect bites and skin infections.
  • Can improve your memory!
  • Other Uses.
  • Is sometimes used in decoration such as wreaths.
  • Discourages insects particularly from laundry.
  • Deodorizes animal and cooking smells when burnt.
  • Can be used in a conditioner to darken grey hair.

[MedicinalDisclaimer] Should not be taken for long periods. Avoid if you are pregnant or suffer from epilepsy.

How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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