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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
  • 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 -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - aromatic foliage
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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