Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'

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Sage, Purple (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Very attractive Sage with interesting blue-green-purple leaves and lovely purple flowers. Flavor is very similar to common sage, just a bit more ornamental. This herb can be used fresh or dried. Used for culinary purposes, floral arrangements, nose gays. In the garden: containers, border, herb gardens or mixed beds. Often used to flavor soups, stuffing, and meat dishes.

Height

15-22 in

Spread

15-18 in

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Use compost to encourage growth. Very drought tolerant, requires well-drained soils.

When to Divide

spring or fall, every 3 years

Good Companions

Silver Edge Thyme (Perennial) (Thymus vulgaris)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Culinary
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Purple
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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