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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - August 15th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New item at Crocus

purple sage
purple sage £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: light, fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: May to July Flower colour: lilac-blueOther features: the leaves can be used fresh or dried to make stuffings, herb teas and herb butterHardiness: fully hardyLilac-blue flowers in early to mid-summer and aromatic red-purple young leaves maturing to grey-green. Purple sage looks stunning planted next to golden oregano in a sunny herb garden. Freshly chopped leaves can be used to make stuffings, herb tea and sage butter. A useful and attractive container plant for a sunny site.Garden care: To encourage a plentiful supply of young red-purple foliage gather the leaves regularly and prune lightly in July after flowering.