Salvia albifrons Nábelek
Salvia cuspidatissima Pau
Salvia kotschyi Boiss.
Salvia macrosiphonia St.-Lag.
Salvia nachiczevanica Pobed.
Salvia macrosiphon is a strongly-aromatic, herbaceous perennial plant, producing a few to several erect, sturdy stems up to 60cm tall from a woody rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southwest and central Asia - Turkey, Caucasus, Iraq, Iran, Gulf States, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Gravelly and loess slopes, stony valleys, in foothills at the bottom of dry streams[
Salvia species generally grow best in a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
The plant is strongly aromatic, with a scent of lemon[
This species is related to Salvia moocroftiana, and where the two species grow together, hybridization may occur[
The plant is used as a poultice to treat gengrene[
The seeds are used to treat fevers and wounds[
The yield of essential oil from the inflorescences at flowering time amounts to 0.19%. Upon drying, the plants lose about 80% of their essential oil content. The yield of cultivated plants fluctuates between 3 and 8 kg of essential
oil per hectare[
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[