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Scientific Name: Salvia clevelandii

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Salvia clevelandii
Salvia clevelandii
Salvia clevelandii
Salvia clevelandii


  • Perennial
  • Evergreen hardy perennial
  • Ovate to lanceolote toothed leaves, spaced whorls of lavender blue flowering spikes
  • Heralded as the most fragrant of all sages
  • Smells like California Chaparral
  • Full sun
  • Frost hardy
  • Drought tolerant
  • Cut back in early spring

Culinary Uses

  • Fresh/dried leaves - substitute for Garden Sage
  • Use sparingly with strongly flavored/rich foods like pork, duck, gooses, game, sausages and cheese dishes
  • Can grind the seeds and mix with water for a nutritious porridge

Parts Used

  • Leaves, flowers and seed

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Herbal bath.
  • Facial steam and astringent cleansing lotion
  • Hair rinse to condition your hair
  • Use leaves and flowers in ointments and teas
  • Boil in water to disinfect a room

Other Uses

  • Potpourri
  • Dry nicely
  • Use leaves in smudge sticks
  • Insect repellent
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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