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The common name of the plant is Perovskia atriplicifolia. The plant is a hardy perennial in type.Sage produces a variety of flower colors; they can be purple, pink, blue, or white. Sage is used most commonly for cooking; it’s a classic in stuffing!.
Plant your sage in a clay pot as it dries up quickly. You can grow the plant in a container with basil, parsley etc.They are average drought tolerant and easy to grow.
The plant requires pruning during early spring. Prune the woody branches twice in every 5 to 6 weeks during the spring.
The plant can be grown from seeds or cuttings. Plant the seed cuttings in the well-drained soil around 25 to 30 inches apart.
Sage can be planted in the season of spring when the temperature is around 18 to 20° C. They are a perfect candidate for container gardening as they can grow anywhere.
The average height of the plant is 1.6 to 2.5 feet.The leaves of the sage are velvety glossy soft gray-green in color.
The plant requires soil with a pH between the ranges of 6 to 7. The plant cannot tolerate humid soil. Plant the seeds around 20 to 24 inches apart to provide aerated space.
Make the soil well draining by adding organic matter like compost or manure.They need a light draining soil.
Water the plant regularly with 4 to 5 cups of water until they bloom completely; so that they do not dry out. Replace the plant in every 3 to 4 years to maintain the consistency.
Sage requires direct and full sunlight. 3 to 5 hours of afternoon sunlight is essential for the plant. They require temperature ranging from 18 to 28°C.
Fertilize the plant with all purpose fertilizers.
The flowers are greenish white and they bloom between the month of July to Octobers.
Sage is used for culinary purpose. They have distinctive taste and scent.
Sage is used as a seasonal ingredient in poultry dressing. You can use dried sage in sausage, stuffing or pork.
The plant is mainly affected by powdery mildew. Watch the plant during the humid conditions and mulch with pebbles to make the area dry. You can also use a sulfur spray to get rid of it.
Sage can get affected by thrips and spittlebugs.
Spittlebugs are foliage sucking black color nymphs. The plant is prone to stem rot and white leaf spots.
If you notice that your sage is prone to pests then use organic pesticides or insecticidal soap to control them.