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SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'

Commonly known as Purple sage

  • Evergreen
    Oblong-ovate, entire leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • Blue
    Purple-blue
  • Height
    To 80m (32in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Herb
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Full sun

SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'

 
Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £11.00 each , 3+ £9.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2023

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    The popular culinary herb.
    Medicinal properties
    S. officinalis, commmon sage, is widely used in medicine for dietary problems, excessive perspiration and for infusions for colds.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on young growth.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean, northern Africa.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal or axillary racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented foliage
    Aromatic foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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