(Salvia officinalis LAMIACEAE)
Though sage is best known as a flavoring for meats, dressings, and sauces, as a medicinal plant it has traditionally been used as a tonic for the nerve and digestive systems. 'Extrakta is an improved variety of common sage for medicinal uses selected for a higher (2.5 %) essential oil content, rich in alpha- and beta-thujones, and other oils.
|Flowers:||Attractive spires of light blue flowers|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Diameter:||12 to 16 inches|
|USDA Zones:||4 to 8|
|Soil:||Prefers well drained soil. Does not do well in clay.|
|Propagation / Germination:||Stratification enhances germination. Germinates in 7 to 21 days.|
|Spacing:||12 to 24 inches apart|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, potato onions, specialty garlic varieties, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.