The upper surface of the leaf is somewhat smooth, while the lower surface of the leaf is hairy.
Exceptionally strong stems keep it upright without flopping.
The hairs tend to be denser on the bottom surface of the leaves.
Sage plants are a hardy addition to the garden and with so many varieties, you are sure to find one to suit you.
Although hardy, garden sage usually becomes too woody after a few years to produce many aromatic leaves, so it needs to be replaced every 3-4 years.
The color range has been further enhanced by breeding, resulting in many cultivars over the years.
The plant's vigorous root system helps it withstand scorching-hot summers and dry spells.
Blossoms are scarlet in color and last from late spring through the first frost.