Sage is a very diverse genus with many annual, biannual to perennial, hardy as well as subtropical and tropical, herbaceous as well as woody species, of which many are most ornamental plants, whilst others show nicely fragrant leaves and are used in cookery or the perfume industry. Thus a general description cannot be given and details on habit and cultivation are given for each species in the section below.
Sow flat in any well drained soil at some 20°C throughout the year in a sunny spot. Keep soil always slightly moist. Transplant hardy or annual species to the garden at the end of spring or as soon as seedlings are strong enough. Keep perennial subtropical and tropical plants (e.g. those from the Canary Islands) in a sunny spot with reduced watering at minimum 10°C.
USDA Climate Zone see below.
20 seeds per package.