Berggarten means “mountain garden” and this sage is a special selection of common garden sage. The flavor of this common sage is excellent and the leaves are larger and more rounded. Berggarten also flowers less readily than regular common sage giving you more of an opportunity to harvest. Grows up to 3′, with fuzzy grey-green oblong leaves and blue flowers. Used fresh or dried. Tasty in stuffing blends, with eggs, cheese, poultry, pork. Sage leaves can be fried and are delicious as an appetizer or garnish for meat.
Sage tea dries up mothers’ milk and helps reduce hot flashes. Sage is used medicinally for many ailments, including brain health, women’s reproductive issues and digestive issues. Likes well-drained rich soil with good nitrogen content. Perennial sage plants grow woody with age; replace every 3 years or so. Sage is also very hardy and will easily survive the worst of our Delaware winters.