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Salvia Officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple Sage)

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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (purple sage)

Salvia Officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple Sage)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: light, fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: May to July Flower colour: lilac-blue
Other features: the leaves can be used fresh or dried to make stuffings, herb teas and herb butter
Hardiness: fully hardy
Lilac-blue flowers in early to mid-summer and aromatic red-purple young leaves maturing to grey-green. Purple sage looks stunning planted next to golden oregano in a sunny herb garden. Freshly chopped leaves can be used to make stuffings, herb tea and sage butter. A useful and attractive container plant for a sunny site.Garden care: To encourage a plentiful supply of young red-purple foliage gather the leaves regularly and prune lightly in July after flowering.

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