Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Half Hardy

Sage is a hardy plant and can take cold temperatures but does not do very well in extremely cold climates.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot

Sage originated in the Mediterranean and prefers mild winters and warm summers. It must have well drained soil in order to do well.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Don't plant outdoors in Spring until danger of frost has passed and soil is at least 45˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)

This Mediterranean herb loves full sun, though in very hot climates it will also grow in partial shade.

Water
Low

Sage is a very drought tolerant plant and is probably more often harmed by too much water, rather than too little.

In very dry areas it will be more productive if watered occasionally. 

Feeder
Light

Sage will grow in any well-drained soil, it doesn't need to be very fertile.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Sage is an excellent candidate for container growing. Choose a pot that is a minimum of 8" deep and 8" in diameter. Make sure that there is at least one drainage hole in your container. Fill with potting soil and fertilize with compost. Water thoroughly and place in a sunny location. Water again when the soil gets dry.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Sage green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
24.0-30.0"
Plant Diameter
10.0-15.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-9
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Sweet and deliciously savory.