Keep your garden growing - see what to plant right now

Growing Sage, also Common Sage

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
      P                

(Best months for growing Sage in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 18 months. Time reduced if grown from cuttings.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Broccoli, Cauliflower, Rosemary, Cabbage and Carrots

Your comments and tips

24 Mar 14, Queen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Sage plants care Its probably eaten by ... Leaf Miner. The best way is to manually cut the affected leaf off and do not leave any traces as they reproduce in short time. Sage do not like moist soil. Avoid peat moss. Use top soil with Perlite. All the best and have fun gardening.
02 Dec 13, melody (Australia - temperate climate)
may i know where or how to get white sage(salvia apania)??? i m not able to find from local nursery. your information is much appreciate.
02 Apr 14, Sue (Australia - temperate climate)
I bought some white sage a couple of days ago via eBay from Victoria. Plants have been delivered and are in great shape.
14 Mar 15, Jewels Dion (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello Sue.. I wonder if you might email me your supplier for white sage, I have had no luck with the seeds i've had and would like seedlings. Thanks - Jewels
18 Aug 13, (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
What soil type does cotiander and sage rquire
13 Jun 13, Dianne (Australia - tropical climate)
I got a sage seedling from the growers market in north Perth it's doing very well actually
02 Oct 12, Bill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi my sage I planted last year is now growing buds/flowers ...should I pinch them off to encourage the plant or leave it alone? cheers
19 Sep 12, Patricia (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
New to Prince George BC, this is my 1st winter w -25deg days ahead. Does my sage need to be brought indoors? How about Thyme (3yrs old), Rosemary (2-3 yrs old)? Thank you for your help!!)
25 Jun 12, Joan WILLIS (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I haave a big sage bush that I haven't done anything with for over a year. It is covered with beautiful purple flowers. I want to harvest the leaves to dry but don't know if I should cut the flowers off before i cut the leaves & let the bush rest before I cut the leaves. What shall I do? Thanks!
10 Apr 12, Peter Richardson (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 7 acres of very rich, black soil. I would like to grow herbs at a commercial level, does any one have a suggestions of what I should be looking at. Thanks Peter.
Showing 11 - 20 of 27 comments

Post a question, comment or tip about Sage

Please provide your email address if you are hoping for a reply


All comments are reviewed before displaying on the site, so your posting will not appear immediately

Gardenate App

Buy the app for iPhone/iPod, iPad or Android and support Gardenate

Planting reminders

Join 30,000+ gardeners who rely on Gardenate. Subscribe to our free planting reminders email newsletter


Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.