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Salvia plebeia - R.Br.

Common Name
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Wet places, especially by paddy fields, C. and S. Japan[58]. Open moist ground at elevations of 100 - 1000 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Salvia plebeia


Salvia plebeia

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia plebeia is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). 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 moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves
Edible Uses: Condiment

Leaves[105]. No more details are given. Flowers[105]. No more details are given. The seed is used as a condiment like mustard[2, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Diuretic  Vermifuge

The plant is astringent, diuretic and vermifuge[218]. A paste of the plant is applied to wounds between the toes caused by prolonged walking barefoot in muddy water[272]. The seeds are used in the treatment of diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, menorrhagia and haemorrhoids[240].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus, but this species is likely to tolerate much wetter conditions if its native habitat is anything to go by. 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]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow late spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer.

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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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