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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

  • Cold-area gardeners can avoid buying plants that simply won’t survive their lowest winter temperatures.
  • Warm-area gardeners can steer clear of plants that need a period of cold weather in order to bloom again.
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Broadleaf Sage Seeds

Broadleaf Sage Seeds, Salvia officinalis
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The fragrant "fuzzy" leaves are available when plants are 6" tall. Pick a spot with full sun & good drainage.

Zones 1 - 10

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Sage is a perennial herb with thousands of years of history, worldwide, and there are many varieties. Of course, in recent years, it was immortalized in the 60's song, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme." In cooking, it adds a slightly peppery taste.

Sage is a member of the large "salvia" group of plants--some of which are grown for their flowers, some for their herbal value. Broadleaf Sage makes handsome short plants in full sun, and thrive in hot dry weather.

When and Where to Plant: Select a sunny location with well-drained soil and sow seed after last frost. Cultivate soil and enrich with vegetable food. For earlier harvest, start seeds indoors. Plant seeds just under soil surface.
Care: Prune frequently to encourage more foliage and to keep it from going to seed. Does not like to be watered.
Harvesting: When plants are 6" tall, fresh leaves can be picked from the stems. When plants are 12" tall, the stems can be cut from the plant. Prune back just as the flowers are opening to be dried.

Associated SKUs
1SAGOZ (1 Ounce)
1SAGQP (1/4 Pound)
1SAGLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Broadleaf Sage
Botanical Name Salvia officinalis
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Seed Spacing 4 inches
Row Spacing 12 inches
Space After Thinning 12-18 inches
Days to Germination 5-15
Days to Harvest 75-90
Ways to Grow Containers, Ornamental Edibles, Small Gardens
In the Kitchen Drying
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Seed
Advantages Containers
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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