Lindenleaf Sage, Tarahumara Chia
Salvia tiliifolia

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: tiliifolia (til-ee-eye-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crystal River, Florida

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 16, 2015, DansileS from Pretoria
South Africa wrote:

May I be guided on how to control Salvia tiliifolia as well as any registered herbicide for the plant?

Neutral

On Jan 12, 2003, Cannibox wrote:

4-6' Bush
10" Flower spike, blue, tall, and vibrant
1/2" Planting depth
60-80F Soil temperature for germination
7-10 Days to germination
110-120 Days to maturity
During germination, keep entired seedbed evenly moist.
Keep well-watered through maturity.
Allow soil surface to dry between waterings.
In Mexico, the seeds are roasted, ground, and added to water, forming a gel.
It is said that one tablespoon can sustain a person's energy level for 24 hours.