Sage – Purple
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'

Zone: 4-8
Height: 24"

General: Rounded mound of showy purple or purple tinged green aromatic leaves with spikes of lilac-blue blooms. Nice in stuffing. Pinch to promote fullness.

Culinary Uses: Purple sage can be used in all recipes that call for common sage - stuffing, sausages, soups, and stews.

Medicinal Uses: Purple sage is the most effective medical variety of sage. It can be made into teas to aide digestion, used as an anti inflammatory agent for insect bites and can relieve chest colds and congestion.

Ornamental Uses: Gorgeous purple sage produces purplish leaves which fade to a deep green as they age. Occasionally the plant produces purple flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. A great splash of color in containers.

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