Combined with other Chinese herbal medicines, Salvia miltiorrhiza has been used in treatment for various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Sometimes called “red root” because of the bright red of its roots, this important sage has multi-branched spikes of flowers with lavender-blue corollas and dark purple calyces. A great ornamental as well as a valuable medicinal!
Water: Regular water
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Deciduous perennial to 2' tall
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Regular garden soil
Origin: China and Japan, it grows at 300 to 3,940' elevation, preferring grassy places in forests, hillsides, and along stream banks