Herb: Blue Sage
Latin name: Salvia clevelandii
Edible parts of Blue Sage:The leaves have a pleasant flavour and fragrance, they are a good substitute for sage in cooking,
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sunny positions in chapparal plant communities.
Propagation of Blue Sage:Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse. 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.
Cultivation of the herb:Sunny positions in chapparal plant communities.
Medicinal use of Blue Sage:None known
Known hazards of Salvia clevelandii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.