Herb latin name: Salvia multicaulis
Edible parts of Salvia multicaulis:The plant is used as a condiment for tea or is prepared as a tea in boiling water. The aromatic leaves are a good substitute for common sage (Salvia officinalis) in cooking.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Dry scrub, steppe and rocky limestone slopes to 2600 metres.
Propagation of Salvia multicaulis: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:Dry scrub, steppe and rocky limestone slopes to 2600 metres.
Medicinal use of Salvia multicaulis:None known
Known hazards of Salvia multicaulis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.