Full sun, drought resistant, zone 4
Pot size #1
Western North American native sage. Erect branches of aromatic, silky, finely-textured silver-green foliage and small yellow blooms in spring. An important winter-spring forage plant for wildlife. Drought tolerant once established. Naturalization plant.
Other uses can include:
- Boiling the leaves to use in tea, sometimes used to aid the treatment of a cold
- Using the leaves to create a greenish-grey coloured dye
- Using as feed for goats and sheep (believed to give a desirable sage-flavour to the meat)
Bundles of sage are burned as a smug used as a blessing and an effective fumigant to disinfect your environment.
Requires a hot and dry location with full sun, similar to Drumheller and the Badlands to thrive.
Mature Size: 2-3′ tall x 2-3′ wide
Big Sagebrush Artemisia