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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' Sage PurpleHerb Plant (9cm)

  • Buy Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' Sage Purple| Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Purple Sage, or Salvia officinalis purpurascens is a small perennial evergreen plant with woody stems. Native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world, sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant.

Purple Sage grows to approximately 60-70cm tall and wide, and does not flower as readily as its cousin, common sage, in cooler climates. If it does flower, lavender/violet/blue flowers will appear in late spring or summer. The leaves are oblong and purple in colour, with a textured surface on the upper side, and nearly white underneath due to the many short soft hairs.

Preferring light, well-drained soil and full sun, sage will often flourish all year, and should have leaves to harvest for much of the year.

As a culinary herb, sage has a slight peppery taste, and is used in to flavour fatty meats in the form of stuffings and sauces, and also adds flavour to soft cheeses and pickles.


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and light free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Lilac
Height x Spread:
60cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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