SAGE - ROUGH BLUE Scientific Name:
Salvia chamelaeagneaGet the latest pricelists here
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Indigenous to South Africa.
- Grows wild in the south western Cape, is a member of the most diverse plant community in the world - the fynbos.
- Dense shrub to almost 2m high with many strong, upright stems.
- The stems are square- shaped and the small, egg-shaped, mid-green leaves are formed opposite each other along the stems or on short side branches, and often grow in tufts.
- The leaves are slightly hairy and sometimes the edges are toothed.
- They are dotted with glands which emit a very strong scent when touched and leave a sticky, bitter-tasting residue on your fingers.
- The large flowers are the color of newly washed spring skies - pale blue, with white and cream markings.
- Will flower from mid-summer to autumn.
- Drought resistant.
- Requires full sun, well-drained, good garden soil and regular water, especially in winter.
- Needs winter protection in cold areas.
- Well adapted to survive fires (which regularly sweep through the fynbos vegetation).
- Provides texture contrast in a planting.
- Can plant in a container.
- Coughs, colds, diarrhea, colic, heartburn and flatulence.
- A tea, to be sipped slowly a few times a day, is made from the fresh or dried leaves and flowers.
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