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Salvia tiliifolia

Salvia tiliifolia
lindenleaf sage; tarahumara chia
Salvia tiliifolia

Common name lindenleaf sage; tarahumara chia
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers violet (summer)
Size 40"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Annual sage native to central America, but now also colonized in the United States and parts of Africa. Its name comes from the resemblence of the shape and pleat pattern of its leaves to those of the linden tree. Our colony came into the garden from an initial indoor sowing of traded seed, which bloomed in June. Since then, it has returned by self-sowing in our curve garden, where it is later to get started than most plants. By mid-July, they their tidy mounds of leaves have taken over the entire area, are some of the tiny blue flowers are starting up.

lindenleaf sage; tarahumara chia

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (50%G, 4-9d)

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