Lepechinia hastate - Baja Pitcher Sage
15 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
The large, deliciously-scented, spade-like, thick, felted, grey-green leaves adorn the stalk that grows upright until late summer, when it finally produces superb 1 to 1.5m high flower spikes, composed of red-lavender lipstick-like flowers, making it a great late season garden perennial.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.