Cleveland Sage

Sage_Cleveland sage

A hardy, small woody shrub with velvety, textured oval green-grey leaves. Sage tolerates most climates however it does not like to be over watered. Requires really good drainage and a slightly alkaline soil. The foliage is used in pot pourii and in natural insecticides.

Shrub. H:1.5m W:1m. 12cm, 17cm.

English Sage

Sage - English sage

Hardy shrub with thick velvety grey leaves and blue flowers. The leaves are used in a variety of dishes. An infusion of leaves can ease a sore throat. Good companion plant for strawberries, carrots and cabbage.

Shrub. H:80cm W:6cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Pineapple Sage

Sage - Pineaple Sage

Fast growing with fiery red flowers and a pineapple aroma. The leaves and flowers can be used in fruit punch, fruit salads.

Shrub. H:1m W:60cm. 12m, 17cm.


Purple Sage

Sage - Purple sage

Hardy shrub with thick velvety purple leaves and blue flowers. The leaves are used in a variety of dishes. A infusion of leaves can ease a sore throat. Good companion plant for strawberries, carrots and cabbage.

Shrub. H:80cm W:60cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Tricolor sage

Sage - Tricolor sage

Hardy shrub with thick velvety green, purple and cream leaves and blue, pink or white flowers. The leaves are used in a variety of dishes. An infusion of leaves can ease a sore throat. Good companion plant for strawberries, carrots and cabbage.

Shrub. H:80cm W:60cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Russian sage

Sage - Russian sage

Deep blue clusters of velvety flowers on silver-grey stems. A very interesting addition to the garden, especially during full moon when the soft grey stems reflect the moonlight.

Perennial. H:1.2m W:spread1.5m. 12cm, 17cm.

 


 

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In the garden:

Growth Characteristics:

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

 Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.

Companion Planting:
• Vegetables:
• Plant English, Purple and Ticolour Sage with Beans, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Peas, Tomatoes,
• Herbs:
• Plant English, Purple and Tricolour Sage with Marjoram, Rosemary,
• Fruit:
• Plant English, Purple and Tricolour Sage with Strawberries,
• Do not plant English, Purple and Tricolour Sage with:
• Cucumber, Rue.

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Culinary use:

English, Purple and Tricolour Sage leaves are used to flavour:
• Chicken, Goose, Liver, Pork, Poultry (use in stuffing), Sausage, Veal.
• Butter, Sauces, Salads, Soups, Cheeses, Vinegar.
• French dishes, Italian dishes.

Cleveland Sage leaves are used:
• As a substitute for English Sage with strongly flavoured or rich foods, such as pork, duck, goose, game, sausages, and cheese dishes.

Pineapple Sage leaves and flowers are used:
• To add a pineapple taste to cold drinks and fruit salads.
• Give a sage-like aroma to pork dishes.

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Fragrance:

Add English, Purple, Tricolour, Cleveland and Pineapple Sage to:
• Potpourris, herbal baths, sachets, wreaths, tussie-mussies.
• Use in facial steams and astringent cleansing lotion, and as a rinse to condition and darken grey hair.
• Boil in water to disinfect a room.
• Smudge sticks; Sage smoke deodorizes animal and cooking smells.

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Cosmetic use:

Add English, Purple, Tricolour, Cleveland and Pineapple Sage to:
• Use in facial steams and astringent cleansing lotion, and as a rinse to condition and darken grey hair.

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Repellant for:

English, Purple, Tricolour and Russian Sage is a Repellant for:
•Cabbage moth and worm.