|'Berggarten' is a distinctive German cultivar of S.officinalis with a compact, dense habit and broad, gray-green rounded leaves. The flowers are a purple to blue and the height is 18", spread 3'. A choice strain similar to 'Holt's Mammoth' but with even larger leaves. Salvia officinalis is the common garden sage widely known and used as a culinary herb in poultry stuffing, omellettes, soups and bean dishes. It is also used as a medicinal herb. It is a shrubby evergreen perennial with many branched stems and velvety gray-green leaves about 2" long. Flowers are generally violet spikes, with white and pink cultivars available. Height 24-32",spread up to 3'.
Thrives in full sun in well drained soil.