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Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpurea

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Category:
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive anelson77 On May 13, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I like the purple and silver leaf color. I have had the plant for 4 years, growing in part sun in poor infertile sandy soil that hardly anything else will grow in. It is now 3 feet across, but has maintained a neat, compact form. Zero maintenance plant which looks good in an herb garden or rockery.

Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 4, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Aromatic purple foliage.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Encinitas, California
San Francisco, California
Vista, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
Portland, Oregon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wichita Falls, Texas
Colville, Washington
Seattle, Washington
White Center, Washington



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