• Description: Herbaceous perennial shrub growing 0.3-0.6m tall. Strongly aromatic purple leaves, with two-lipped, lavender-blue flowers blooming in late spring.
  • Habitat: Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils.
  • Harvest: Blooms in late spring. The purple gray-green leaves are strongly aromatic and are frequently used fresh or dried in cooking as seasoning.
  • Fun Fact: The genus name Salvia comes from the Latin word salveo meaning “to save or heal,” in reference to its traditional uses in herbal medicine.

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