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Sage 'berggarten'

Genus: Salvia.

Species: Salvia officinalis.

I like the large leaf habit of berggarten which dries well and turns into a rub well. Very softly scented, this sage has grown three winters indoors with good lighting. Only mishap has been an ant colony setting up house in the pot and eating up the roots. It needs a hard cut late summer so indoors is more root tending, and a hard cut mid or late winter to start up new fuller summer growth. Winter growth has a thinner and finer habit and softer flavor.

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