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Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss
Common Name: purple leaf sage
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Low perennial; leaves opposite, very rugose (deep netted veins produces distinctive sage-leaf texture), glaucus, elliptic-oblong, highly aromatic, finely scalloped margins, dark green to purple with purple veins, distinct sage scent.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Herb, Medicinal plant, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
purple leaf sage
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Pubescent, Rugose
Colour in Summer: Dark-green, Purple
Colour in Fall: Dark-green, Purple
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Obtuse, Rounded
Margins: Crenate
Additional Info: glaucus

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts, Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Rust, ( Drought resistant )
(PDW) PonD West
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