Anise ( Brazilian) Sage
Tender perennial. 3-4 ft. tall with either dark blue or purple blooms. Great hummingbird attractor. Blooms mid–summer to fall. Non culinary.
Choice strain from Germany with rounded leaves and the strongest sage flavor probably related to the fact that it seldom blooms.Discovered on the castle grounds in Bergarrten, Germany.
3-4 ft. tall spikes produce light blue blossoms all summer. Great hummingbird plant. Non culinary and not a bog plant for us. It tolerates hot and dry weather quite well.
Fruit Sage(Peach Sage)
Large velvety leaves with strong scent. Used in potpourri and in desserts.
Commonly used in poultry dishes, stuffing, sausage and pork dished. Large lavender flowers appear in early spring. A little sage brings to life a serving of fried potatoes.
Golden Pineapple Sage
Golden and green variegated leaves on compact plant. Same flavor as garden sage.
Grape scented purple flowers. Large 5-6’ shrub. Magnet for for bees and hummingbirds. Used by the Aztec in rituals.Non culinary.
Tender perennial. The variety of sage most commonly sold commercially in the U.S. Milder flavor than garden sage.
Honeydew Melon Sage
Similar to pineapple sage with honeydew melon scent. Red edible flowers. Will tolerate dappled shade. Sprawling plant.
Lavender Sage(Spanish Sage)
Non culinary sage used in soap making for it's lavender like fragrance.
Mexican Bush Sage
Blooms in fall with a tremendous show of velvety purple flower spikes. Attractive to hummingbirds. Tender perennial.Non culinary.
Large plants have pronounced pineapple scent. Last plant to bloom scarlet flowers in early fall as latest food source for hummingbirds as they migrate south. Leaves can be used in tea or fruit salads.
Soft purple foliage primarily on newer leaves. Good culinary sage.
Aromatic with green, white and pink streaked leaves. Culinary.
Ceremonial plant among Native Americans, used in smudge pots.
Wild Watermelon Sage
Fuschia-pink blossoms, leaves and flowers have the flavor of black currents.