Salvia officinalis purpurea growing shrub of the genus Salvia also known as Purple Sage plant or Purple Common sage, Salvia officinalis purpurea perennial evergreen plant and also used as fragrant ornamental medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.
Leaves purple to green with hairy and in oval shape, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick.
Salvia officinalis purpurea flower
Flower small purple-white that grow on stalk in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Salvia officinalis purpurea growing and care:
Well drain soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to moist, and water on the leaves
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer / in warm climate also autumn, winter
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant:
0.3-1 m, 1-3 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (in cold climate)/ Half Shade / Full shade (in warm climate with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, but require light
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring – summer
General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
In cold climate Spring / Summer / Autumn, in warm climate all year
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established
Information about leaves:
Hairy purple with green in oval shape, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick.
Uses of Salvia officinalis purpurea leaves:
Herbs, spices, beverage
Salvia officinalis purpurea