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Salvia ballotaeflora is a Annual
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
South-western N. America - California to Texas.
Dry places in coastal sage scrub in California[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is only likely to succeed outdoors in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Requires a very well-drained light sandy soil in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a rich soil[
]. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
An infusion of the aromatic flowering tops is used as a herb tea[
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and pant them out in the summer.