Purple Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens') in the Culinary Sages Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Salvia officinalis purpurascens in right foreground, Evolvulus gl

Sensational Salvias: Much More Than Those Fantastic Flowers!Sensational Salvias: Much More Than Those Fantastic Flowers!
September 15, 2015

Hamilton Square Perennial Garden is one of three large gardens thriving in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. It is an all-volunteer labor of love. The concept of a garden cemetery may strike some as unusual, but it is now a much lovelier place to rest in peace or to just visit than in its past incarnation as a derelict and vandalized city-owned property. Hamilton Square has upwards of 50 Salvias. Here are a few with qualities that bring as much joy as their flowers.

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Plant Events from our members
variegatagal On May 9, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Have greened out, undertones of purple.
variegatagal On March 17, 2018 Transplanted
Windowsill planters.
variegatagal On March 10, 2018 Obtained plant
2x specimens North Haven Gardens
variegatagal On April 22, 2017 Potted up
Single specimen transplanted to pot
variegatagal On September 13, 2016 Obtained plant
Calloway's Nursery
423 E Round Grove Rd, Lewisville, TX 75067
Windowsill planter
lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Synonyms or not? by HamiltonSquare Jun 19, 2014 5:02 PM 7
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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