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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'/Sage, Common Sage, Purple Sage

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' / Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Silvery-purple foliage
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Silvery-purple foliage


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Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Common Name: Sage, Common Sage, Purple Sage
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a culinary herb which is often used in cooking. It produces silvery-gray foliage with a unique, pungent flavor. Cut back old, woody stems periodically to encourage new, succulent growth. Can tolerate cold temperatures and dry conditions but does not do well in cold, wet soils. Provide a raised bed, sandy, well-drained soil and full sunlight. Lavendar flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.