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Plant Habit: Shrub
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

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Common names
  • Purple Sage
  • Purple Common Sage
  • Culinary Sage

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Location: my garden
Date: 2008-07-08
Salvia officinalis purpurascens in right foreground, Evolvulus gl
Location: Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-06-17
Photo by HamiltonSquare
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2008-03-25
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-08-18
Zone 9b. There are two plants of 'Purperasence' and two 'Tricolor

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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