Horminum Sage

Salvia viridis

[salvia_viridis]

Horminum Sage is a hardy annual native to the Mediterranean region. It was grown in Britian as an ornamental in the sixteenth century and illustrated by John Gerard in 1633. Horminum Sage also has a number of traditional medicinal and culinary uses.
Horminum Sage grows to 1 or 2 feet with a neat, tuft-like crown of sage-like leaves and a striking top-knot of colorful bracts in delicate hues of pink, blue, and purple. It is useful in flower borders and as an edging plant.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.009850,-78.452904

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