How to grow Salvia officinalis purpurea

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:
Leafhoppers, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems

Size of the plant:
0.3-1 m, 1-3 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring – summer

General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Salvia officinalis purpurea

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