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Purple Sage Salvia purpurea

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 0"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    Features

    A very important herb, rich in folklore and history. Its Latin root means "salvation." Sage's flavorful pebbled leaf has a very decorative texture.

    Fragrant Foliage
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in landscapes and herb gardens.

  • 1 Review

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    • No fail plant ! I cut mine thru out the summer to dry the herb and it just kept on giving! I cook with it; sprinkle dried leaves on carpet then vacuum for a wonderful scent in house & vacuum bag; I also burn some dry leaves for incense- smells wonderful.

      Cassandra Luby
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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