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Useful Temperate Plants

Salvia nemorosa

L.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Salvia × sylvestris tesquicola (Klokov & Pobed.) Soják

Salvia aprica Schur

Salvia collina Schur

Salvia illuminata Klokov

Salvia jailicola Klokov

Salvia moldavica Klokov

Salvia pseudosylvestris Stapf

Salvia tesquicola Klokov & Pobed.

Sclarea nemorosa (L.) Mill.

Sclarea punctata Moench

Common Name: Violet Sage

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General Information

Salvia nemorosa is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant with much-branched stems around 100cm tall[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations, and is grown as an ornamental in gardens[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Southern and central Europe to western Asia - Spain, France and Poland, east to Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and southern west Siberia

Habitat

Steppes, steppe slopes, dry valley meadows, borders.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Butterflies, Humming birds
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Salvia nemorosa is a very cold-hardy plant, able to tolerate temperatures down to around -25°c when fully dormant[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Salvia species generally grow best in a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
687
Title
Swaziland Ferns and Fern Allies
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Publisher
SABONET; Pretoria.
Year
2003
ISBN
1-919795-97-9
Description
Botanical descriptions of the ferns of Swaziland, sometimes including plant uses.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used in the treatment of enuresis[
1689
Title
A comparative ethnobotany of Khevsureti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Tusheti, Svaneti, and Racha-Lechkhumi, Republic of Geor
Publication
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2016) 12:43
Author
Bussmann R.W. et al
Website
http://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-016-0110-2
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on the traditional uses of around 480 plant species.
].

Other Uses

An extract of the flowers, leaves and stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antioxidant[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. 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[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Salvia+nemorosa>

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