The plant is used as a condiment for tea or is prepared as a tea in boiling water
The aromatic leaves are a good substitute for common sage (Salvia officinalis) in cooking
There are no material uses listed for Salvia multicaulis.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Salvia multicaulis.
Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse
. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season
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Requires a very well-drained fertile sandy soil in a sunny position
. Soils rich in nitrogen encourage excessive leaf growth at the expense of flowering
Hardy to about -25°c. Another report says that the plant only tolerates temperatures down to about -10°c. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet.
A low-growing plant forming mats.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer
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Polycultures & Guilds
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