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May 10, 2011

Sage plants make a good border and have a delightful fragrance

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Sage is a perennial herb which grows as an evergreen subshrub. It has with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region, but it has naturalized in many places throughout the world. Sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use.

Many cultivars have been found and developed. They vary in leaf and flower color as well as size. Some leaves are variegated. Sage has been used through the centuries for almost every ailment and today is being investigated for it's help in dealing with Alzeimers Disease. We know it in this country for it's use in cooking pork and seasoning stuffing for turkey.

It's a great garden plant and can easily be place in a corner of the garden or along the border where it will grow for years. This sage has deep blue violet blooms. It is hardy in zones 4-7 and grows to a height of three feet.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at May 10, 2011 2:24 PM
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