annual, tender perennial
10" to 4 1/2' tall
full sun or very light shade
average, evenly moist, well-drained soil
zones dependant on variety
variety of colors
seeds (many heavy self-sowing), division (best done in spring) or cuttings
beds, containers, borders, herb gardens, and fresh or dried cut flowers
Sow seeds directly into ground in early spring or start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost date. Some need light to germinate and should not be covered, but simply pressed lightly into the soil. Seedlings are also widely available for transplanting and should be spaced 10 to 20 inches apart. Pinch off spent bloom clusters for continuous flowering.
Sage is in the genus Salvia. It is classified as both an herb and a flower.