|'Purpurascens Group'is a purple leafed cultivar of S.officinalis. The purple-gray foliage produces an interesting color note in the garden. Height 24-32", spread 3'.
Salvia officinalis is the common garden sage widely known and used as a culinary herb in poultry stuffing, omellettes, soups and bean dishes. It is also used as a medicinal herb. It is a shrubby evergreen perennial with many branched stems and velvety gray-green leaves about 2" long. Flowers are generally violet spikes, with white and pink cultivars available. Height 24-32",spread up to 3'.
Thrives in full sun in well drained soil.