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EvergreenOblong-ovate, entire leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
HeightTo 80m (32in)
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowThe popular culinary herb.Medicinal propertiesS. officinalis, commmon sage, is widely used in medicine for dietary problems, excessive perspiration and for infusions for colds.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snails on young growth.Place of originMediterranean, northern Africa.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeRacemesTerminal or axillary racemes
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented foliageAromatic foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!