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Salvia fruticosa – also known as Greek sage, Khokh barri, and Na’ama Hobeiq’es-sedr




Salvia fruticosa which is also known as Greek sage, Khokh barri, and Na’ama Hobeiq’es-sedr is a perennial herb or sub shrub. It can grow up to a height of 2 feet and wide up to 2 feet. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean, southern Italy, Israel, the Canary Islands, and North Africa. The stalks of the flower grow up to one foot above the foliage. The plant is hairy and leaves grow in clusters which are bushy and silvery in color. The flowers are 0.5cm in length and are pinkish-lavender in color. They grow in whorls with inflorescence.
It grows in full sun and well drained soil. It is used as an ornamental and border plant. It is hardy up to 20 degrees F. The leaves are smaller and have three-lobed yellowish-green blade. The margins are undulate. It is hardy to zone 9. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees and butterflies.
The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil. It acts like an Antihydrotic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative,Cholagogue, Depurative, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Stimulant, Tonic and a Vasodilator.

Growing conditions for Salvia Fruticosa:

• Plant this herb in spring.
• This plant needs soils with hardy to zone 9.
• The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils.
• This plant requires well-drained soil.
• The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
• It cannot grow in the shade.
• It requires dry or moist soil.
• Sow the seed around March/April in a greenhouse.
• Around 2 weeks is what it will take the seeds to germinate.
• Space the plants about 1 to 3 feet apart.
• Dig the soil 12 to 15 inches deep.
• Mix 2 to 4 inches layer of compost.
• Dig the plant from the pot and place in the dug hole.
• Cover until the root ball level.
• Cover with soil and press the soil gently and water.

Care for Salvia Fruticosa:

• Each spring, a layer of compost needs to be added.
• Add mulch for retaining moisture.
• Control weeds and remove as and when seen.
• Place it in a location where at least six hours of sun is available for the plant.
• In summer almost one inch per week of water is required.
• After the first frost, pinch the stems an inch or two.
• Every 3 to 4 years, divide the plants for new growth.

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