Sage won't flower

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  1. gardenelf

    gardenelf In Flower

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    Just realised that I posted this question on the fruit & veg forum, oops :eek:
    Quickly removed it so I can re-post here.

    I have three beautiful, lush sage-plants, but they just won't flower. :(

    In my previous garden I also had sage, but that one had flowers every year, even after I cut it back quite hard.
    Growing conditions in my current garden are similar.
    Help, what am I doing wrong?
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Are you referring to Salvia officinalis the culinary species or one of the other Salvias grown for it's blooms...Mealy Sage, Autumn Sage, etc?
     
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    Yes, sorry, forgot to specify that the sage in question is Salvia Officinalis :stew1:
     
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    Shame nobody has any ideas on this one, because I do love those sage flowers. :'(

    I'll do one of my little experiments: this autumn I'll transplant one of the sage plants to my "2nd garden", to see if it will flower there next year.
    :stew1:
     



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    HerbGod15 New Seed

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    Has it been 2 years since you planted the sage?
     
  7. gardenelf

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    They were planted when I moved in three years ago_One of them was lifted & re-planted last year. Neither of them give any flowers :(

    By the way, this sage has broader leaves than the sage I grew in my previous garden. Although both were labelled salvia officinalis, could there still be a difference?
     
  8. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Do the leaves look like these? They were rooted from sage bought in the fresh herb section of a grocery store.

    Jerry

    [​IMG]
    sage flowers ( photo / image / picture from Jerry Sullivan's Garden )
     
  9. gardenelf

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    The flowering sage did look like yours, Jerry, the leaves were kind of narrow.
    Here's a picture of my 'non-flowering' sage, with rounder & bigger leaves
    (Now why didn't I place this right at the start of this post?? It would have made things a lot clearer I think. Silly me, eh? :oops:)
    [​IMG]
    Salvia Officinalis ( photo / image / picture from gardenelf's Garden )
     
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    E306D321-CB49-4E8A-B608-BD4AF915297B.jpeg Mine won’t flower either. I think they’re this type
     

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