Sage. A hummock-forming evergreen shrub about 60 cm (2 ft) high and wide, with soft grey-green aromatic leaves and purple flowers in summer. Needs a well-drained soil and sun – winter wet can be fatal. The leaves and flowers are edible as a culinary herb (the flowers are particularly good in salads) and are used medicinally. Bees love the flowers. The essential oil from the plant is used in numerous soaps, shampoos, perfumes etc. Makes a good ground cover plant in sunny situations. Hardy to -23°C.
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