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Sage Seeds

Sage seeds grow into aromatic herb plants, many of which are esteemed for culinary and medicinal properties. These perennials have woody stems and like to be exposed to the sun throughout the day. Sage plants prefer a moderately fertile soil base; however, they can tolerate drought and poor soil once they are established. Depending on the variety, their leaf and blooms will vary, but common sage is especially known for its fragrant silver-green leaves. Sages are useful parts of the herb garden and are often planted in ornamental borders

For a closer look at at the Sage varieties we offer, see our article 3 Types of Sage & Their Uses.

Survival Garden Seeds offers a selection of sage seeds for sale, including the North American white sage seeds. They are perfect for those looking to add versatile herbs to their garden. Our non-GMO sage seeds are selected for their strong growth characteristics and reliable germination, ensuring a successful and aromatic harvest.

Growing Sage Seeds in Your Garden

  • Fragrant herbs, some varieties used in foods and herbal remedies
  • Drought-tolerant once established
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Perennial with attractive foliage and flowers


Sage, known scientifically as Salvia, has many varieties that are native to different regions of the world and thrive in various conditions. The most well-known sage, Common Sage or Culinary Sage (Salvia officinalis), is a renowned herb in kitchens and apothecaries worldwide. It is valued for its savory flavor and many health benefits. Historically, sage was used for its antiseptic, digestive, and calming qualities.


Sage plants can be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost, or they can be sown directly in the garden come late spring. Plant the seeds according to the directions on the packet, providing the appropriate conditions for your chosen varieties. When seedlings are strong enough, harden them off and transplant them to their permanent garden location. Give them plenty of room to grow, as these perennial plants will spread over time.


Once established, most sage plants are low in maintenance. They prefer full sun but some varieties can handle partial shading. Water the plants regularly until they have rooted well, then reduce watering. Prune the leaves in early spring to encourage bushy growth. Harvest sage leaves as needed. The best aroma will be in the morning though, as essential oil concentration is highest. Leaves can be used fresh, dried, or frozen.

Survival Garden Seeds offers several varieties of this wondrous herb. They will enrich your garden with aromatic presence. Sage’s ability to attract pollinators, while providing a useful herb makes it a cherished garden plant.

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