Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' Form: Mounded
Common Name:purple leaf sage Texture:Medium
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Africa, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Rugose, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Elliptic, Crenate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Floriferous), Violet, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: 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, Summer interest, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Medicinal plant
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.