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Salvia tomentosa - Mill.

Common Name Balsamic Sage
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Often found with Pinus brutia, Pinus nigra and Quercus pubescens in macchie, on limestone or igneous slopes to 2000 metres in Turkey[93].
Range E. Europe to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Salvia tomentosa Balsamic Sage


Salvia tomentosa Balsamic Sage

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia tomentosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

S. grandiflora. Etling.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment  Tea

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].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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].

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Plant Propagation

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].

Other Names

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TEMPERATE ASIA: Georgia EUROPE: Ukraine

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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