Salvia chamaedrifolia Andrews
Salvia chamaedrys Willd.
Salvia menthifolia Ten.
Common Name: Germander Sage
Salvia chamaedryoides is a much-branched, evergreen perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist; it can grow around 45cm tall and wide, spreading by means of underground runners[
The plant is cultivated in house-gardens in Mexico as a medicinal and ornamental plant[
Southern N. America - northern and eastern Mexico, south to Hidalgo
Desert-like habitats; at elevations from 2,100 - 2,800 metres[
Salvia chamaedryoides is a moderately cold-hardy plant, being able to tolerate temperatures down to around -20°c[
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
The plant is generally not affected by grazing deer[
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Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse[
]. 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[
Division, preferably in autumn[