Botanical name: Salvia lavandulifolia
Synonym: Salvia hispanorum, Salvia officinalis subsp. lavandulifolia, Salvia approximata, Salvia rosmarinifolia, Salvia tenuior
Common name: Spanish Sage, Lavender Sage
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae, mint or deadnettle family)
Native to: Spain and southern France
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: purple
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): June to August
Characteristics and usage: Lavender Sage used in cooking in Spain. Studies show it helps lower blood sugar without affecting insulin levels. The leaves are antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge and tonic.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 6,7g
Seeds per gram: 150
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Sow seed at 20ºC (68ºF), germination slow.