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 sclaerol. 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 Organcically Grown