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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    You put a link to tangerine sage on the 100 packets of seed thread!!
    Yeah I know what tangerine sage but you were talking about Salvia Elegans. That means nothing to me

    Keep it simple people, I'm not very bright
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    I'd not heard it called Tangerine sage before so you confused me
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Nope - just for the smell - though I'm sure it must have some use!
    Same here just pretty and smelly........in a nice way.

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    I've got this one in the front garden as well.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/208839...t-Lips/Details

    That's definitely not a herb. I'm getting confused again where do herbs stop and garden plants start when they've got the same scientific name ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    I've got this one in the front garden as well.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/208839...t-Lips/Details

    That's definitely not a herb. I'm getting confused again where do herbs stop and garden plants start when they've got the same scientific name ?
    I think it's ambiguous when herbs stop and other plants start. Some say herbs are useful plants, others say it comes from herbaceous. I like scented plants in general.

    I have a variant of Salvia Macrophylla myself. It's often called Blackcurrant Sage, just to confuse you, whereas Perovskia is sometimes called Russian Sage, despite not being a salvia.

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    I used to have "Hot Lips" in a previous garden. One of those plants that nobody can identify. I liked it.

    My today's cuttings have been Ajuga reptans - one of the purple leaved forms. Decided it was a herb because it has medicinal uses according to PFAF
    https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?Lat...=Ajuga+reptans

    It was in a hanging basket but I'm going to use it as ground cover where it works well.
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    I go by how much I usually use in a dish as to whether I think of a plant as a herb or veg. So coriander is a veg, chervil a herb, sage a herb, basil a veg, rhubarb a fruit.

    Depending on what herbal doctrine used one method or another will probably have ascribed medical properties to the majority of plants. Some (e.g. The Doctrine Of Signatures) have less validity and scientific research backing them up than others.
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