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Sage Through the Ages: Gardening, Healing and Cooking with Sage

Take a fresh look at a time-honored herb that adds beauty to gardens and pungent freshness to cooking.



Golden and purple sage share a sunny corner near a staircase in an Oregon garden. Most cultivars of Salvia officinalis are hardy and trouble-free in most regions of the United States.
Photographs by Andy Van Hevelingen
Salvia officinalis crossed the Atlantic with the colonists and was a staple in Thomas Jefferson’s garden.
The bright leaves of golden sage sets the stage for a blooming bank of Phlomis russeliana.
Golden and purple sage share a sunny corner near a staircase in an Oregon garden. Most cultivars of Salvia officinalis are hardy and trouble-free in most regions of the United States.
Purple sage bursts into bloom.
S. o. ‘Tricolor’ mingles with lavender in the garden.

















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