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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' | Purple Garden Sage

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Synonym Names: Salvia officinalis 'Red Sage'

Family: Lamiaceae

Location:

This low, mounding perennial of long bloom spreads by underground runners, and produces a small, silvery foliage which serves as a background for bright blue flowers. The bruised leaves have a spicy fragrance.  Information by: PlantMaster

Notes: Wonderful Grey-purple foliage that stays through the Winter . Can spread to 3-4 foot wide shrublet. Likes sun, good drainage

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Blue

Flower Season

Spring

Leaf Color

Grey Green, Purple, Variegated

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low, Medium

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

Sunset Zones

8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Saline Soil, Windy Conditions, Smog, Deer, Rabbits, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

n/a

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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