Salvia Officinalis Purpurascens

 

Salvia Officinalis Purpurascens. Purple Sage. A bushy sub-shrubby perennial with aromatic, purple-red leaves when young, fading with age. Produces blue coloured flowers in summer. Max Height 60cm. Max Spread 50cm. Ideal for a Herb garden and border applications. Flowers July to August.

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.