Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'



Salvia officinalis Purple Sage

Purple Garden Sage likes full sun and well drained soil. Cut off any dead stems when they appear. Prune for shape at any time, but never cut back so low there is no growth showing. Unlike Garden Sage, Purple Garden Sage seldom blooms which keeps maintenance to a minimum.

Purple Garden Sage can be used just like regular Garden Sage.

It looks great planted with gray leaved plants like Lavender. In fact, the two together make a great after shave!

Below is a photo of a rare Purple Garden Sage bloom.

A rare Purple Sage Flower Bud

Sage and Lavender After Shave Lotion

2 cups witch hazel
2 tablespoons apple cider 
1 ounce dried lavender flowers
1ounce dried sage

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar and close with a lid for a week.
Shake daily. Remove the herbs and Enjoy! 
From the great "what to do" with your herbs book: Herbal Treasures.

Purple Garden Sage would make a tasty addition to our Kitchen Herb Garden Six Pack or our Gourmet Herb Garden Six Pack.


Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Blue 

Characteristics: Full/Part Sun, 
Evergreen, Water Conserving

Uses: Culinary, Fragrant,

This plant has been discontinued. You might try Berggarten Garden Sage.


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