Post by pepperhead212 on Apr 24, 2019 11:08:25 GMT -5
I have had sage killed twice, when temps got into the low single digits. One was a purple sage, about 10 years old, the second, a mammoth leafed sage - the one I got last year - and the lows from 7° and up didn't kill it, as it is growing right back! The Italian sage plant is slower, but also coming back now. The Italian sage is the only one that flowered, and I started that from seed, from Renee's. The Italian didn't produce as much, but the bees love the flowers, so I left it in. Some mild years, it would live through the winter, but yours is probably like mine this year - both totally died off on the top, so I cut it down to the base. I'll post some photos later.
I examined the sage a bit more. There’s a lot of dead, but I did find some limbs that were pliable. I’ll give it a few days. Either way, it’s coming out of the raised bed. If there is a chance of it living, I think I’ll plant it in the shelter of the barn. Sage is pretty enough to be in the flower garden.
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I don't know what my sage is, but it will come back for several years. I cut it back to about 6". It has been showing new growth for a couple weeks. It's in a fairly protected area, the whole garden is. It has even started to root from branches touching the ground.