Sage, Dan Shen Sage, Organic, Salvia Miltiorrhiza, GMO Free Seeds, Heirloom Medicinal Seeds, 20 Seeds Per Pack,Tan-Shen, Chinese Red Sage
Dan shen is a perennial plant in the genus Salvia, highly valued for its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Native to China and Japan, it grows at 90 to 1,200 m (300 to 3,940 ft) elevation, preferring grassy places in forests, hillsides, and along stream banks. The specific epithet miltiorrhiza means “red ochre root”.
Origination: Native to China and Japan
Recommended Uses: Used in the treatment of heart and circulatory problems
Height: 90 to 1,200 m (300 to 3,940 ft) elevation
Hardiness: Zone 5-9
Flower Color: Purple to lavender
Characteristics: Flowers grow in whorls, with light purple to lavender blue corollas that are approximately 2.5 cm (0.082 ft) long, with a dark purple calyx.
Uses: medicinal herb
Best started indoors in early spring in small pots. Can be direct sown from April to August. Barely cover seeds with soil, pack down, and sprinkle layer of coarse sand or pumice. Keep moist and in partial sun. 14 days+ to germination. Plant 18” apart in fertile well-draining soil in full to partial sun. Steady deep watering creates big roots.