Common sage (Salvia officinalis L.) responses to salinity and drought stresses in Isfahan region
Common sage (Salvia officinalis) is a well-known ornamental and medicinal plant and is now extensively cultivated all over the world. However, its salt and drought tolerance have not been well documented under field conditions. This experiment determined salt and drought tolerance of this species in the field in Isfahan, Iran for three years (2010-2012). Treatments were five irrigation levels (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 days' intervals) and five salinity levels (2.3, 4.3, 8.3, 12.3 and 16.3 dS m-1). Color, survival rate, plant height, freshness, number of flowers and burning percentage were measured. Salinity had no detrimental effects on plants up to 12.3 dS m-1 salinity level. Plants also survived under drought levels up to 6 days' interval irrigation levels and maintained their quality. These results suggest that common sage is a drought and salt tolerant species and may be used in areas affected by these stresses.
Aslani, H. and Razmjoo, J. (2018). Common sage (Salvia officinalis L.) responses to salinity and drought stresses in Isfahan region. Acta Hortic. 1190, 145-150
Salvia officinalis, drought stress, urban landscape