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Growing Fashionable Sage from Hort Couture


| 8/18/2010 5:06:40 PM


PBHobson2Patsy Bell Hobson is a garden writer and a travel writer. For her, it's a great day when she can combine the two things she enjoys most: gardening and traveling. Visit her personal blog at http://patsybell.com/ and read her travel writings at http://www.examiner.com/x-1948-Ozarks-Travel-Examiner.

Hort Couture is a company that offers "the most sought after new plants and genetics from the world's best breeders and plants people," according to their website. One of their more popular plant collections is Culinary Couture, a line of fashionable heirloom vegetables and herbs. 

So far, I've grown the following plants with panache this summer: Salvia officinalis 'La Crema', 'Black Krim' (an heirloom tomato) and the worldwide hit ' Tomaccio' (a new dried snack tomato). I'll share the results of my tomatoes later this year. (It will be more than a month before I'll have dried tomatoes and a final report.)

One of my favorite herbs from Culinary Couture is ‘La Crema’, a fragrant, variegated sage that is currently thriving in my Zone 6 garden. Reminiscent of the familiar common garden sage, 'La Crema' is aromatic and beautiful enough to be in the flower garden. 

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Look for 'La Crema' in independent garden centers next spring.
It is thriving in my humid, Zone 6 garden.
Photo by Patsy Bell Hobson



What I'm most excited about is using this flavorful herb in my family's cornbread and sage dressing this Thanksgiving. I suggest that you use this sage as you would any other garden sage. Low-growing sage can grow as a border plant in a perennial garden. In spring, blue sage flowers appear about the time chives have blossomed. The flowers also make a pretty bouquet or can be used as an edible garnish.



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