Sage - nazareth

Salvia officinalis

An attractive, hardy, evergreen aromatic sage with narrow grey/green leaves and spikes of purple flowers which are loved by bees 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Aromatic
  • Evergreen
  • Excellent culinary herbs
  • Attractive to bees

This aromatic sage high in essential oils is used in the same way as ordinary sage., imparting its flavour into many culinary dishes. Planted in the garden or larger pot it will grow into an attractive evergreen shrub, attracting pollinating insects with its spikes of purple flowers.

Plant care

  • Height: 60-100cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Flowering period: June – August

An attractive herb to grow, sage Nazareth looks as good as an ornamental as it does a culinary herb. It forms an evergreen shrub both in pots and in the garden. It likes a sunny sheltered spot if possible and the thing it hates most is wet feet. This is an important aspect when growing in pots - it shouldn't be potted on into pots that are too big and where the roots will end up sitting in acres of wet compost. A good rule of thumb is a container about four centimetres bigger each time. In winter it is beneficial to stand pots on small bricks or blocks so they can drain properly. In the ground it is better in areas with good drainage.


Sage Nazareth grows in warm countries such as Israel where it has been used for many hundreds of years as a culinary and medicinal herb. The warm aromatic leaves are used in dishes such as saltimbocca, in stuffing, soups, stews and breads. Sage has antibacterial properties and is an excellent herb for treating coughs and colds, respiratory tract infections, as a gargle for sore throats, mouth ulcers and sore gums. It has anti-sudorific action properties, which means it helps with excess sweating and a tea is helpful for menopausal symptoms.



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