Salvia officinalis, S. sclarea
EXTRAKTA Culinary Sage Seeds
Extrakta sage leaves are higher in essential oils (1.5-2%), and plants are higher yielding when compared to common sage. Use sage leaves fresh or dried, to flavor chicken, sauces, and dressings. Extrakta sage grows to 2.5 ft. tall, with fragrant gray-green leaves, and spikes of blue flowers in early summer. Winter hardy to zone 4. Packet is ¼ gram, about 30 seeds.
|¼ gram - $2.99|
Clary, an antique word for clear eye, gets its name from the historical usage of the seeds to make an eye wash. Late spring/early summer flowers have a spicy fruit-like fragrance; can be dried for potpourri and floral arrangements. Architectural 3 ft. spikes carry many showy pink bracts with periwinkle blue and white flowers. Huge gray-green leaves and stalks are covered with fine hairs. Clary sage is a biennial, winter hardy to zone 4. Packet is ½ gram, about 125 seeds.Clary Sage seeds cannot ship to WA.
|½ gram - $2.49|
How to Plant and Grow Sage
Plant Sage Seeds: Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 12-18 in. apart. Can direct sow after all danger of frost ¼ in. deep, 1 seed every 2 in., in rows 18 in. apart. Thin to 12 in. apart.
Grow Sage: Needs full sun and good drainage. Sage is an excellent container or herb garden plant.