Salvia officinalis purpurea
Purple Sage, Red Sage, Common Sage
|Much-loved aromatic plants, the perennial and shrubby Sages are grown for their huge variety of flower colors and their long bloom. Colors include bright red, true blue, white, orange, purple, lavender and pink. The dried leaves of many types are used as cooking spices. Species come from many places in the world, so care needs vary widely -- some prefer heat, sun and dry conditions, while others need shade and moist conditions. All benefit from shearing or deadheading. Sold in containers throughout the growing season. Check specialty and mail order nurseries for a large selection of lesser-known varieties.
Still one of the most important herbs in Western cooking. This variety has leaves tinged with purple. When in bloom, its lavender flowers attract bees.
Attributes - Salvia officinalis purpurea
Plant Type: Herb
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, Purple
Height: 2 ft. to 2 ft. 8 in.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.
Salvia apiana, Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor', Salvia greggii, Salvia leucantha, Salvia officinalis, Salvia sclarea, Salvia x superba, Salvia superba 'May Night'