This excellently strong flavoured culinary sage grows to a handsome mound of large compact round blue grey aromatic leaves, with tall mauve blue flowers in early Summer. Should be regularly pruned back so it doesn’t get too woody and lives longer. Like full sun on exposed site with rocks and well drained poor alkaline soil.
Great for adding flavour to cream sauces with all kinds of pasta.
In the traditional Austrian medicine Salvia officinalis herb has been used internally (as tea or directly chewed) for treatment of disorders of the respiratory tract, mouth, gastrointestinal tract.