Sage, Pannonian (Salvia austriaca) packet of 30 seeds, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
(Austrian Sage) Herbaceous perennial native to highlands of Russia and Eastern Europe, flowering white to pale yellow to a height of 3 feet–multiple upright racemes from a large, incredibly flat, malodorous basal rosette of course leaves. Flowers in the first year and ongoing. The plant attracts and feeds bees. Traditional use: Source of taxodone, a diterpenoic compound that has antiinflammatory and tumour reducing effects. The flowers are showy and may be used in cut flower arrangements. Sow seed in warm soil (circa 70 degrees F). Barely cover, tamp well and keep evenly moist until germination, which is rapid. Work plants up in pots and transplant out to a spacing of 2 to 3 feet between the plants.
30 seeds per packet, certified organically grown