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Salvia tiliifolia is a Annual/Perennial up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Southern N. America - Mexico.
Requires a very well-drained light sandy soil in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a rich soil[
]. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet[
Not very hardy outdoors in Britain, it usually requires greenhouse protection in this country[
] but can be grown as an annual, flowering and seeding in its first year, if started in a greenhouse in the spring.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
A refreshing drink is made by soaking the roasted and ground seed in water[
]. It is sometimes mixed with barley water[
The leaves are used to kill lice[
Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse[
]. Germination should take place in about 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season[