Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’ (Purple Sage) 12cm Pot

5.50 “Price excl. VAT: 5.50

The name ‘Salvia’ derives from the old Latin Salveo, meaning ‘I heal’ or ‘I save’. Sage was used as a healing plant, by Greeks and Romans. While it’s now mainly used as a culinary herb, sage as a tea made by steeping a few sage leaves in hot water is today still used as a remedy for coughs and sore throats.

As well as its culinary value, sage is a valuable decorative evergreen shrub, which doesn’t look out of place in ornamental borders.

Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’ leaves are purple-green and finely textured, with a pleasing sage scent. Flowers are purple.

Clip plants annually to preserve their shape and encourage growth of fresh leaves, which have the best flavour and colour. Older plants eventually become woody but are easily propagated from cuttings or by layering the naturally arching branches.

Supplied in a 12cm pot

Price is per plant

Availability: 4 in stock

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