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These seeds were saved from a thriving purple sage plant in Mantis Planting owner Nisha Maxwell's garden located in the California high desert of Joshua Tree. Purple garden sage is an kitchen herb from the Mediterranean. It is a shortlived perennial that requires only moderate watering once established, loved the high heat of extreme summers over 100 degrees and is generally a beautiful, low maintenance culinary delight.


Plant the seeds in well-draining, fertile soil and expose them to full sun for best results.


  • Plant Type: Summer Herb
  • Latin Name: Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurescens’
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 75
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Mounding
  • Planting Time: Spring
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: 6
  • Frost Tolerance: Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: Extreme Heat Tolerant 100+
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 2
  • Approximate Seed Count: 200
  • Sun Needs: Full sun
  • Water Needs: Medium watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/8 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 24 inches tall and wide


Image Credit: 

"Bee on purple sage (Explored).jpg" by docoverachiever is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

"Purple sage" by quinn.anya is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.


Purple Garden Sage Seeds

SKU: 21
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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