All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple Culinary Sage)

£4.75

Plant Information

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

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.

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.