Common Sage Herb Plant
Salvia officinalis 'Grower's Friend'
About the Sage 'Family': Sage is an evergreen, perennial member of the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean region. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use as well as some varieties making particularly pretty ornamental herbs as well. During the late spring and summer sage flowers come out which can range in colour based on variety but are mostly pink or purple.
The leaves are most often greyish green, slightly rugose textured and covered in small, soft hairs and have a warm, savoury, slightly peppery flavour. Sage is listed as one the 'essential herbs' in Britain along with Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme. A traditional compliment to pork or stuffing, Sage has many culinary uses and goes well with cheeses or flavouring pasta. The leaves can also be used to flavour a warm herbal tea.
About Sage Grower's Friend: Grower's Friend is a non flowering Sage with an upright habit and fragrant, rich green leaves. One of the best Sages for culinary use as Sage's can alter their flavour after flowering whereas Grower's Friend very rarely if ever blooms.
Grows as high as 80cm spreading to around 100cm.