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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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purple sage is perennial evergreen herb
Photo 11 of 14Although the straight species of this plant is hardy in zone 5, Purpurascens seems to be much more tender and only hardy to zone 7, maybe zone 6 with protection.

Purple Sage (11 of 14)

Perennial evergreen herb with purple leaves and lilac-blue flowers in summer
Good heat tolerance
Plant in full sun
Plant in average, but sharply drained soil
Divide every few years in early spring
Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 12-18 inches
Hardy in USDA zones (6)7-10:
Zone 6: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; mulch for protection; plant in full sun; water when dry; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry.
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry.

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