Salvia Officinalis . This is a large genus with over 900 species, distributed throughout the world. Although Sage favours dry, stony or rocky hillsides, they can also be found in temperate and sub-tropical areas as well. Native to Spain is Salvia lavandulifolia – Spanish Sage – an evergreen, woody perennial, with pale lavender blue flowers. As an evergreen Sage can be picked all year round. Most Sages dislike the wet, and need good drainage, thriving in sunny positions. They can be grown from seed, but cuttings are very easy, taking about 4 weeks to root in the summer. Whilst Sage can be grown in pots, it is more susceptible to red spider mite.