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Sage - Annual or Perennial? I know this is such a simple question, but is my sage plant an annual or perennial. It was included in a flat of annuals when I bought it. Will it be coming back next year?

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My Sages come up every year & I would think that this one will too.

15 Oct, 2020


Thank You. I like the silver fuzzy leaves and I actually use it in cooking.

15 Oct, 2020


if it is culinary sage and it looks like it then it is a perennial and becomes woody over time. so you can prune it and leave the stems to dry so you can have dried sage in your store cupboard. I usually take cuttings mid summer to ensure I have plenty of it.

there are many non culinary sages [salvia] and they can be annual or perennial.

15 Oct, 2020


I don't know what kind of sage this is. I hope it's culinary because I stuffed a chicken with it and for lemonade. I also plan to purge my house of evil spirits on Halloween with my black cat ;). How can I tell what type of sage this is? It came from the supermarket in a flat with some annuls.

15 Oct, 2020


g oing by the leaf structure it looks like culinary sage. best thing is too look at fresh leaves in the herbs section of a supermarket or garden centre.

16 Oct, 2020


OK will do, thanks Eilieen

16 Oct, 2020

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