Herb: Jupiter's Distaff
Latin name: Salvia glutinosa
Edible parts of Jupiter's Distaff:The aromatic leaves are used as a flavouring in country wines.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Scrub and moist places in deciduous forests.
Other uses of Jupiter's Distaff:An aromatic gum is obtained from the plant. No details are given of an uses for this gum. Plants can be grown as a ground cover when spaced about 75cm apart each way. They are useful for colonizing large areas.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season.
Cultivation of Jupiter's Distaff:Scrub and moist places in deciduous forests.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Salvia glutinosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.