aka Red Sage
Salvia officinalis -Purpurascens group
A hardy perennial, purple leaved form of the
common green broad leaved sage.
Grows to 12-30 inches tall
Culinary uses are as for green sage - stuffing etc.
This form is thought to have more medicinal uses
than the Green form, though
both have antibacterial qualities.
The Red is usually prefered for gargles and
teas for sore throats, and is
much used by singers for strengthening the voice.
In common with the Green form,
this plant will not tolerate waterlogged ground.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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