Herb: Jerusalem Sage

Latin name: Pulmonaria saccharata

Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Edible parts of Jerusalem Sage:

The plant is said to be used as a spice. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)


Habitat of the herb:

Woods and scrub. Shaded positions in deep humus-rich soils.

Other uses of Jerusalem Sage:

A good ground cover plant for a shady position. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn or after flowering in early summer if the soil is not too dry. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of Jerusalem Sage:

Woods and scrub. Shaded positions in deep humus-rich soils.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Pulmonaria saccharata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.