Sage, Dominican (Salvia dominica), packet of 10 seeds, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiacea)
Hardy to Zones 9 to 12
Woody perennial native to the Middle East. This is a rare accession, we almost lost it at one point, and now have replanted it in profusion, as it is truly one of the finest of the Salvia. A small-sized sage, flowering from 2 to 3 feet. The plant is fuzzy and soft, bearing oversize flowers, white and yellow with lavender highlights. The entire plant, including leaf, stem and flowers, is redolent with the unique, fruity scent of linalool. In this way, it is more universally aromatic than Clary sage, which it distantly resembles. Useful in perfumery, cosmetics and in the production of the rare essential oil. Plant prefers full sun and fast-draining, sandy soil. Very drought tolerant. Sow seed in spring. Use a fast-draining mix. Barely cover seed with soil, tamp securely, and keep warm and evenly moist until germination, which is rapid. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
20 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown
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Melissa B (verified owner) –
Can this type of sage also be used for culinary purposes or is this just for perfumery and cosmetic use?
When can the leaves be harvested? I googled this but there isn’t alot of information out there on this specific type of sage. I bought these seeds from you a few months ago and this plant germinated and grew so quickly; I have healthy, beautiful little sage plants growing, which smell so unique and pretty. I can’t wait until they are big enough to distill into EO and to cook with (if they are edible). Thank you!
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Richo Cech –
Dominican sage isn’t for culinary use–garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is best for culinary use. Richo
Admin Richo Cech –
The original accession was from coastal Israel, and it actually took me years to work up a reasonable seed lot, due to the fact that the plant is much more flower rich than seed rich, in my experience. I built a special raised bed for it, bumped up with a little compost and a great deal of coarse, sharp sand. This seemed to do the trick, as weed pressure was less of an issue, and the full sun exposure and gentle watering through a hot summer finally produced a fat seed harvest. Phew. Probably overwinters better if crowns can be kept dry by way of deep sand or cinder mulch around the plants–its the cold AND wet that cause rotting.
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