Sage, Purple (Salvia leucophylla), wild form, packet of 30 seeds
Hardy to Zones 9 to 12
Deciduous woody perennial growing to 6 feet unless seriously pruned back, native to Baja, coastal California and associated transverse mountain ranges. Silvery foliage with purple flowers occurring in whorls, with protruding stamens, very showy as the Salvias tend to be. Incredibly drought tolerant–a good subject for xeroscaping. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): drying to secretions (fsweat, breast milk) and stimulating to memory, expectorant, smudge. Plant prefers fast-draining, dryish soils and full sun. Sow in spring. Scarify seed lightly on fine grit sandpaper, barely cover seeds with fast-draining mix and tamp securely, keep evenly moist and warm until germination. Work up in pots and transplant out to 2 to 3 feet apart.
30 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s