Sage – Berggarten
Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'

Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 24"

General: Slightly rounded, attractive, silvery-green, fuzzy leaves. Light blue flowers in early summer. A popular variety, commonly used in stuffing.

Culinary Uses: The flavor of sage combines well with oreganos and thymes and can be used liberally in many kinds of cooking. Classically paired with turkey and stuffing the herb can also be used with veggies, pork, chicken, or the leaves can be fried as an interesting edible garnish.

Medicinal Uses: Sage has a multitude of medicinal uses that have been utilized for many years. It curbs sweating, treats depression, nervous anxiety and liver disorders and is also used on skin to treat jelly fish sting and spider bites. It can be used as an antiseptic wash for dirty wounds and forms a part of most concoctions that treat persistent and recurrent coughs. It is also one of the best herbal remedies for indigestion.

Ornamental Uses: This sage variety has grey-green foliage and is larger and rounder than the usual type, forming a low evergreen mound. Spikes of violet-blue flowers appear in early summer. An excellent herb for mixed containers.

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