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botanical name:
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple Sage
synonyms:  Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: blue
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Low growing, making dense mounds of dusky purple, felty, aromatic leaves, becoming greener with age. Lilac-blue flowers in early summer..

cultivation:
Best in sharply drained, fairly poor soil in full sun and a warm position.

usage:
Good ground cover.
Edible leaves, which can be used in the same way as normal culinary sage.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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