Balsamic Sage (Salvia tomentosa)

Perennial
S. grandiflora. Etling.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Balsamic Sage
Salvia tomentosa
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    The leaves are used as a condiment[177, 183].

    A tea is made from the plant[183]. In England this tea used to be preferred to that of all other sage teas[183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow March/April in a greenhouse[200]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season[200].
Requires a well-drained soil in a sunny position[182]. As hardy as the common sage, S. officinalis[182], to which it is closely related[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
E. Europe to W. Asia.

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