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Salvia carduacea - Benth.

Common Name Thistle Sage
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy and gravelly places below 1350 metres[71]. Open grassy places[260].
Range South-western N. America - California.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Salvia carduacea Thistle Sage


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Salvia carduacea Thistle Sage
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia carduacea is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses: Drink

Seed - raw or cooked. It can be roasted, then ground into a powder and used with other seeds as a mush[161, 177, 183, 257]. The seeds can be added to wheat to improve the flavour[257]. It can also be used as a cooling beverage[161, 177, 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 very well-drained light sandy soil in a sunny position[200]. Prefers a rich soil[1]. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet[200]. This species is not very cold-hardy in Britain, tolerating short periods when temperatures fall to about -3°c[260]. An autumn-germination plant in the wild, it might succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country but is usually either grown as a spring-sown annual in Britain or grown in an alpine greenhouse[1, 200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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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].

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Found In

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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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