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Salvia officinalis - 'Purpurascens' (Purple Sage)

Salvia officinalis - 'Purpurascens' (Purple Sage)

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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Salvia officinalis - Cultivation Notes

This variegated hardy Salvia requires a sheltered warm location in full sun. This is a culinary ornamental sage so well suited to planting as part of a herb garden. Its natural low growing habit means this plant requires space spread. Tolerating hot dry conditions and flourishing on most decent free draining garden soils, including chalky or sandy soils. Trim to shape in autumn in necessary. 45cm tall x 60cm.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salvia officinalis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Salvia officinalis:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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Common Missspellings: Salvea, Solvia, Selvia, Selvea, Salvaea, Slavia, Sealvia