Even in ancient times one knew to appreciate the sage. The Romans were the ones who brought the medicinal herbs and spices over the Alps and planted them in the monastery gardens. Nowadays you know a variety of sage varieties, which thrive beautifully in pots and on every balcony quickly become a fragrant eye-catcher.
The yellow-colored golden sage "Icterina" has its permanent place in window boxes and potted gardens
The healing effect and the benefit of sage were always in the foreground. Today, along with all its useful characteristics, one has also discovered its decorative side. In particular, the sage (Salvia officinalis, also called kitchen sage) traditionally grown as a spice and medicinal herb is all about the new trend - combining the useful with the beautiful. Because even the blue-gray leaves of the medicinal plant are a real adornment for the outdoors. As a bedding plant, the broad-leaved form of the kitchen ointment "Berggarten" cuts a fine figure. The variety "Tricolor" brings a lot of color into play with its green-pink-white striped leaves. The yellow-colored golden sage "Icterina" is particularly friendly and has earned its place in balcony boxes and potted gardens well. The variety "Purpurascens" looks very mysterious with its reddish-purple leaves. All these sorts of sage are as decorative as they are aromatic and are the right seasoning for meat and poultry, for fish fillings and Italian specialties as well as for a delicious and healthy tea in the evening.
The blue-gray leaves of the medicinal plant are a real adornment for the outdoors
The bushy sage species (Salvia nemorosa) are prized for their beautiful flowering as a pure ornamental plant outside in the bed, which has a long flowering period from June to September. But there is nothing wrong with planting the varieties "Mainacht", "Blue Hills", "Ostfriesland" and "Amethyst" in the pot. Especially for the flower vessel the compact sage variety "Marcus" was bred.
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea), from which the essential oil is extracted, is a biennial plant that forms a leaf rosette in the first year, and in the second an imposing flower candle of up to 1.5 m high. By self-sowing she ensures her continued existence.
Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans "Scarlet Pineapple") is a container plant and impresses with the wonderfully fruity note of its leaves. Such a pineapple aroma seduces on the balcony and terrace to stroke over and over the velvety leaves, which give each fruit salad that certain something. Peach sage (Salvia greggii) gives off the sweet scent of ripe peaches when touched. Its leaves and flowers are also edible. Peruvian sage (Salvia discolor) also belongs to the potted plants, has almost black flowers and is characterized by intense redcurrant aroma. All these sage varieties love the sun and are not hardy.
The healing effect of sage was always in the foreground
Sage flowers beautifully and is an unforgettable, atmospheric experience in the summer, because its shape and its aromatic scent make the dream of the south in every garden a reality.
The variety "Tricolor" brings a lot of color into play with its green-pink-white striped leaves.
Sage also thrives wonderfully in the pot
Peach sage (Salvia greggii) gives off the sweet scent of ripe peaches when touched
Peruvian sage (Salvia discolor) is characterized by intense redcurrant aroma
Delicious bedding - sage
Today, in addition to all the useful properties of sage, you will also discover its decorative side
The variety Salvia elegans "Scarlet Pineapple" smells like pineapple