Berggarten Sage is a special selection of the common
Garden Sage. Berggarten translates to mountain garden which is one of the
gardening areas of a larger estate, Herrenhauser, in Hanover,
The bright green growth of the new leaves becomes soft downy gray older
growth. Grown in full sun the plant develops a purplish cast. The large
oval leaves are a change from the narrow pointed leaves of Garden Sage,
but the flavor is just as good or better.
Berggarten Sage rarely blooms and this helps to extend the life of this
short lived perennial. Trim often by taking three or four inches of new
growth. It is unadvisable to prune into old woody growth because
this may stress the plant to the point of death. Also, avoid late fall
pruning. This opens the plant up to winter's cold and may also be fatal.