- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 32 Inches
- Mature Spread 30 - 36 Inches
- Growing Zones 7 - 9
What is better than a plant that can hold its own and belong in both ornamental and culinary gardens? Not much in the garden world! Purple Sage Plant belongs in many different gardens from cottage to victory. This compact, shrubby perennial has gorgeous, textured, oblong leaves up to 4 inches long. Purple Sage has, you guessed it, beautiful purple leaves alongside grayish-green leaves. While the plant is grown for its colorful and flavorful foliage, Purple Sage Plant does produce beautiful flower spikes of blue in the summertime.
Purple Sage Plant has incredibly aromatic leaves. Used in soups, stews, and garnishes, Purple Sage Plant releases an aroma when the leaves are chopped or distressed. Native to Southern California, this plant is drought resistant and easy to grow. Purple Sage Plant makes a great choice for herb gardens, mixed containers, and borders. It is possible to grow the plant indoors if provided adequate sunlight.
Purple Sage Plant Care
Purple Sage Plant prefers full sun exposure ideally in loamy or clay soil with good drainage. Purple Sage Plant will tolerate a range of soil pHs from acid to alkaline. Be careful not to overwater this plant. If weather conditions are dry and hot, water about once a week, allowing the soil to dry completely between waterings. Purple sage is a light feeder and does not require regular fertilization. Add compost or granular fertilizer at the time of planting to give the plant a nutritional boost.
Purple Sage Plant does not require heavy pruning. The plant can develop woody stems on older growth, which you can trim back by about one-third. Prune back the foliage in early spring to promote rejuvenating new growth. You do not need to regularly deadhead Purple Sage Plant since it does not flower often.
Purple Sage Plant Spacing
Purple Sage Plant can grow to 32 inches tall and 36 inches wide. Space plants 28-32 inches apart for a mass planting.
Purple Sage Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 32 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 30 - 36 Inches|
|Spacing: 28 - 36 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple, Black, Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Purple Sage Plant|
|Other Name(s): Purple Sage|
|Scientific Name: Salvia o.'Purpurescens' - Purple Sage|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.