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25/04/2014 at 10:00


Hi everyone

I've temporarily planted a sage in a pot with a Senetti until I've found a herb spot for it. When I bought it it was only labelled 'Sage' but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me which Sage it is?  Also, as it is it a good time to use it for cooking or should the flowers be snipped or finished flowering before use?

Any advice very welcome.

Many thanks.

25/04/2014 at 10:09

I dont see a sage in that photo. I see a senetti and a phuopsis, neither of which I would use in cooking

25/04/2014 at 10:09

That looks more like a thyme -  not a sage.  

Use the leaves for cooking, leave the flowers for the bees then trim the plant back when the flowers are over. 

25/04/2014 at 10:12

No sage. No.

I don't know either of these plants. The only phuopsis I know is P. stylosa which isn't there either. 

But, what do I know about tender pot plants Nowt

25/04/2014 at 10:22

Maybe a thyme not phuopsis. What do the crushed leaves smell like?

25/04/2014 at 10:23

Oh dear, Yarrow, sorry but I agree with everyone else..... not sage.   Not sure what it is - might be thyme although the leaves look a bit chunky for that.  Does it smell like a thyme?


25/04/2014 at 10:24

I thought it looked a bit like the prostrate rosemary - although the flowers didn't look quite right - until I enlarged the pic  

25/04/2014 at 10:40

Thymus Jekka (pink flowering thyme blooms)

25/04/2014 at 10:43

Could be Satureja montana ? That's what it looks like to me. If you brush with your hand through the plant it should smell a little like Thyme.

@Edd, at second thought I think you're right with it being Thyme 'Jekka'. Judging from the leaves it can't be Satureja.


25/04/2014 at 23:41

Oops!  Thanks so much everybody.  It certainly does look like the Jekka Thyme Edd!  Hilarious as it does smell really strongly and when you run your hand over the leaves I had thought it was very like sage stuffing!  But there you go.  I can't tell a Sage from a Thyme.  Big herb learning curve ahead this year I think.

Thank you all.


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