Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple Culinary Sage)

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Colour:
Blue

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Dusky purple foliage, equally good for cooking as the ordinary Salvia officinalis.

Purple-blue flowers in early summer.

RHS Award for Garden Merit.

Height: 50cm

The word Salvia comes from salvere, to save. The Romans called culinary Sage "herba sacra", and it was also highly valued by the Chinese as it was thought to prolong life. The Greeks and Romans thought it banished meloncholy. "Eat sage in May and you'll live for aye" was an old country saying, advocating sage sandwiches and sage tea. The Chinese imported sage from western Europe at five times the price we paid for their tea. 

All Salvias like a warm, sunny position in a Well-Drained soil.

Common name(s): Purple Culinary Sage.

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.