iGrow ~and you can,too~ No. 5 Sage

Sage {Salvia officinalis}

A wonderful foundation planting since it is evergreen in some areas (not mine) and comes in three different colors. Not to mention it's place in the kitchen every Thanksgiving.

Very small  plant, from a six pack, planted last fall
Even this small you can see the blue/purple flowers

very interesting foliage
4" pot planted last fall

and Tricolor
Poor thing, almost a goner, trampled while planting a pear tree.
green, cream and purple leaves

The do grow to about 2 feet by 2 feet with woody stems. Wildlife leave them alone unless desperate. Again I've never had any issues with pests on any of my perrenial herb plants. These pair nicely with many other plants due to their pretty foliage. The also have upright blue/purple flowers that attract bees.

Later this summer when these guys get bigger, I'll update some pictures or click here for tricolor sage (most comprehensive herb source online, that i have found) 

I am not a professional, these a just my opinions. What works for me, may not work for you.

Easy to grow if you dig a hole bigger than the pot, add a handful or two of some compost. Fill the hole with water, put the plant in and backfill around the plant with the original soil mixed with a couple more handfuls of compost. Water it every day for the first two weeks, then about three times amweek the first year to establish the roots.
4-8 hours of sun or more and water regularly (2-3 times a week) should be all you need to grow successful plants.

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