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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'Purple Garden Sage

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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea' Purple Garden Sage image
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea' Purple Garden Sage image

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'Purple Garden Sage

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About this plant

Height
2 Feet
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 5-11
Flower Color
Blue
Characteristics
Full/Part Sun,  Evergreen, Water Conserving
Uses
Culinary, Fragrant, Medicinal

Growing & using Purple Garden Sage

Purple Garden Sage

Purple Garden Sage likes full sun and well drained soil. Cut off any dead stems when they appear. Prune for shape at any time, but never cut back so low there is no growth showing. Unlike Garden Sage, Purple Garden Sage seldom blooms which keeps maintenance to a minimum.

Purple Garden Sage can be used just like regular Garden Sage.

It looks great planted with gray leaved plants like Lavender. In fact, the two together make a great after shave!

Lavender After Shave

Lavender with Sage is cool and soothing.

  • 2 cups witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 ounce dried lavender flowers
  • 1 ounce dried sage

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar and close with a lid for a week. Shake daily. Remove the herbs and Enjoy!

From the Great What to do with your Herbs book: Herbal Treasures

Below is a photo of a rare Purple Garden Sage bloom.

Purple Garden Sage flower

You might try Berggarten Garden Sage.

Growing and Using Salvias

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