Sage - Purple Description
- Edible sage with highly ornamental leaves
- New growth emerges a pretty deep purple color
- Even mature growth maintains purple tones
- As fragrant and delicious as standard culinary sage
- Grows into a shrub-like habit
- Use leaves and flowers, both fresh and dried
Special features: Deer resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Attracts butterflies, Drought tolerant, Edible
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- Botanical name:
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurescens'
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3 1/2" Pot
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- Height x width:
12-24" x 12-18"
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Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces
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Soil: Any average soil will do; good drainage is imperative.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Water: Low to average. Established plants withstand drought.
Spacing: Space plants 6-9” apart for prompt cover being careful not to plant too deeply. The crown should never be covered with soil, especially if you have clay soil.
Fertilizing: Feed with general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: No specific care needed. Does best if soil is quite dry in winter
Maintenance & Pruning: Do not prune in fall, nor too early in spring. Sage plants often experience considerable winter dieback but come back quickly when conditions improve. Do not write off too quickly or prune back too soon. Can re-grow on the stems or from the ground. Cut leaves or stems as needed to use fresh or dried in cooking.
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