Scientific Name: Artemisia cana Common Name: Silver Sagebrush Other Common Names: Hoary Sagebrush, Dwarf Sagebrush, Hoary Sagewort, Sagewort, Plains Silver Sagebrush, Silvery Sagebrush, White Sagebrush, Blue Sage, Mountain Silver Sagebrush, Coal town Sagebrush, & Coaltown Sagebrush. Plant Type: Perennial Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady Soil Types: Average Zones 3-5 Germination: Easy to germinate, but best germination occurs when seeds are cold treated at about 50°F for over a month prior to planting. Optimum germination appears to occur with persistently cool soil temperatures as well as being in a green house, but do NOT use a heat bulb on these seed or they will lose germination. Seeds germinate & grow best when planted about 2.5 mm below the soil surface. Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50 Uses: Medicinal Notes: Used by the Montana Indians as a general tonic, to restore hair, and as a dermatological aid.
ARTEMISIA CANA (Blue sage) Native of the Sierra Nevada and area north to Canada. Strongly aromatic. Used by the Montana Indians as a general tonic, to restore hair, and as a dermatological aid.