Sage Plants

Sage Plants
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Salvia Sage, Salvia officinalis, is a small perennial evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Sage prefers a sunny location with alkaline soil. It grows best in a warm climate. Garden Sage, or Common Sage, is a member of the mint family. Use in sauces and stuffings for fatty meats such as goose, duck, pork and sausage. In Medieval Times, growing sage for medicinal and culinary purposes was common. Its Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” or “salvation” and is also the root word of salve. The sage plant reaches a height of 2 feet tall and 2 feet in diameter and have flowers that range from blue to purple. Sage plants mature in about two years although you can harvest leaves in the first year. * Woody stems* Gray leaves* Blue to purple flowers.

Mary Washington Asparagus

Mary Washington Asparagus
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The Mary Washington Asparagus, Asparagus ‘Mary Washington’, is a strong grower with large spears produced in spring. This asparagus is a favorite of gardeners that are looking for excellent taste. It is good for cooking and canning. Mary Washington is reliable and resistance to rust. The delicious asparagus shoots (called spears) are tender, thick, heavy and straight and are of a rich dark green color with a purple tinge. They are uniform in size, about 10 inches in length. They have a delicate, delicious flavor when cooked. Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring. It is known for its flavor and nutrition. It’s an excellent source of vitamin A, and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus and calcium. One cup of cooked fresh asparagus contains only 30 calories! Asparagus is a perennial plant that comes back from the same root system each year. A productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer. It needs well-drained, deep soil and plenty of sunlight; at least 8 hours daily. For best results the soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.0. Expect years of reliable performance!.

Jersey Giant Asparagus

Jersey Giant Asparagus
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The Asparagus Jersey Giant, Asparagus ‘Jersey Giant’, a spring planted herbaceous root, produces large quantities of quality spears of green Asparagus. The spears can be up to 7 to 9 inches long and they grow profusely on vigorous plants. They are very tasty and meaty. Jersey Giant Asparagus prefers well worked organic soils. This plant matures in early April through mid-May in zones 4, 5, and 6, and earlier in warmer climates. Asparagus is a perennial so you will enjoy the tasty spears for years to come. * Frost hardy* Thick spears* Disease resistant.

Purple Passion Asparagus

Purple Passion Asparagus
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The Purple Passion Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis ‘Purple Passion’, has tender spears that are a beautiful deep burgundy color and measure up to 3/4 inches in diameter. This asparagus is more tender, mild and sweet than standard varieties with 20% higher sugar content and is often eaten raw. It is vigorous and productive, producing spears a year earlier than most varieties. It can be grown all over the U.S. It provides excellent purple color if added to salads raw, but turns green when cooked. When cooked, the sweetness gives this asparagus a mild, nutty flavor. Purple Passion has some resistance to rust, root/crown rot and fusarium. Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring. It is known for its flavor and nutrition. It’s an excellent source of vitamin A, and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus and calcium. One cup of cooked fresh asparagus contains only 30 calories! Asparagus is a perennial plant that comes back from the same root system each year. A productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer. It needs well-drained, deep soil and plenty of sunlight; at least 8 hours daily. For best results the soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.0. Expect years of reliable performance!.