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Salvia officinalis purpurascens 'Purple'

  • 'Purple' Sage is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • Growing best in full sun, 'Purple' Sage prefers well-drained soil with moderate water.
  • 'Purple' Sage is drought tolerant after it is established.

Purple foliage and the pungent flavor make this a garden essential. Elongated, textured purple leaves with bushy growth make a striking contrast when grown in the garden or in containers. Mauve blue flowers in late summer.

Interesting Notes:

Suitable for combination planters and mass plantings. Edible ornamental.

Height: 20 Inches

Spread: 18-20 Inches

USDA Zone: 7-9

Color: Purple


  • Container
  • Combination
  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary
  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Great Foliage

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Purple

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others