Berggarten’ Culinary Sage
Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'
Berggarten sage is a special selection of the common culinary sage, with a more concentrated flavour and much broader leaves that are ideal for frying and crumbling on all kinds of dishes. “Berggarten” translates to “mountain garden” which is one of the gardening areas in Germany. Bright green growth of the new leaves becomes soft downy gray in older growth. When grown in full sun the plant develops a purplish cast. Berggarten sage rarely blooms and this helps to extend the life of this short-lived perennial.
Water: Drought tolerant, will die if watered too much!
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Short-lived herbaceous perennial to 2' tall
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade (light will determine color)
Soil: Average, but well-draining soil is essential
Origin: Cultivar of Salvia officinalis