A picture of a Purple Sage

Purple Sage

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Purple Sage Overview

This evergreen or semi-evergreen, bushy shrub has obovate, grey-green leaves which are used as a culinary herb. Blue-purple flowers are produced in racemes, in early summer to late summer.

Common problems with Purple Sage

How to propagate Purple Sage

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer.

Seed

Division

Division at any time.

Special features of Purple Sage

Ground cover

Other uses of Purple Sage

Culinary, border, foliage, fragrance, colour