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Salvia glutinosa - L.

Common Name Jupiter's Distaff, Sticky Sage
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and moist places in deciduous forests[187].
Range Europe to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Salvia glutinosa Jupiter


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia glutinosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from July to August. 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 can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment;  Gum.

The aromatic leaves are used as a flavouring in country wines[183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Gum.

An aromatic gum is obtained from the plant[244]. No details are given of an uses for this gum[K]. Plants can be grown as a ground cover when spaced about 75cm apart each way[208]. They are useful for colonizing large areas[208].

Cultivation details

Requires a very well-drained light sandy soil in a sunny position[200]. Succeeds in any good soil in full sun or partial shade[187]. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn[233]. Plants are hardy to about -20°c[187]. During the summer the whole plant becomes covered in a tacky substance like a fragrant gum[245]. This species has a running root system and can spread freely[233]. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

Propagation

Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse[200]. 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[200].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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   Jul 28 2013 12:00AM

Salvia glutinosa is a highly invasive plant. It is currently threatening a part of the Appalachian Trail in NY. Please help spread the word not to plant! That you.

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