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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
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common name: Purple Sage
synonyms: Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
purple & green
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Low growing, making dense mounds of dusky purple, felty, aromatic leaves, becoming greener with age. Lilac-blue flowers in early summer..
Best in sharply drained, fairly poor soil in full sun and a warm position.
Good ground cover.
Edible leaves, which can be used in the same way as normal culinary sage.