Sage – Salvia Officinalis (2 litres)

This lovely traditional herb is also a garden worthy perennial.  There are endless culinary uses for it; soups, stews, chicken, omelettes and of course fresh stuffing.

Sage is a natural cleaning agent, pesticide, and ritual object in spiritual sage burning or smudging.

  • Vitamin K: 10% of the
    reference daily intake (RDI)
  • Iron: 1.1% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 1.1% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 1% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 1% of the RDI

As you can see, a small amount of sage packs 10% of your daily vitamin K needs.

Sage also contains small amounts of magnesium, zinc, copper and vitamins A, C and E.

What’s more, this aromatic spice houses caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid and rutin — all of which play a role in its beneficial health effects. It also aids the digestion of fats.

This is a woody shrub and so hard to produce as “baby” plants in small pots, we like to sell it as “ready to plant” and if you are not placing into the garden border you must pot it into a larger pot. It will flower well with tall purple tubular flowers and the pollinators go mad for it.

Growing into quite a large plant, don’t over-prune, keep harvesting leaves but keep an eye on its size and prune into old wood once a year to promote vigour.  We know it hates a soggy bottom and requires sun and a little drainage if you are gardening on heavy clay, its tough, completely hardy and one of our favourites.


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