Medicinal Plant Nursery

tilathehunn Posts: 168 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in Growing Medicinals

I got permission to mention Crimson Sage nursery here in California. Website: i was looking for some live plants so i may grow my own medicine rather than forage. I live in a city and find the idea of wild crafting for myself off putting since there are more people around than could wild harvest responsibly support. Besides then i would know how it was grown. I reached out to a known source who suggested this nursery and the exact words were "she is great". I agree. There is so much to choose from as well as a wealth of information. These are live plants, not seeds.


  • moreyshadypines
    moreyshadypines Posts: 72 ✭✭✭

    Thank you for the referral, it's nice to have validated information. Good luck with the medicinals. I've been working on that myself, there is a lot of work that goes into doing it well, but the reward is there. :)

    I have a lot of undeveloped area around me, but I can tell that the plants that used to be there are no longer available. I'm thinking it has a lot to do with both the pollinator and birds not being as plentiful, both contributors to seed spreading.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tilathehunn wow looks like a great website!

  • GardenMama
    GardenMama Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing!

  • tilathehunn
    tilathehunn Posts: 168 ✭✭✭

    So i got my shipment of plants last Thursday. What a great experience. I cannot recommend this nursery enough. Nice sized plants very well packed, keeping stress to a minimum. It is obvious this nursery cares about the plants and the customer. Shipping was via UPS freight who notified me by email days in advance of shipment so i can be ready. A positive experience at every level.

  • Melissa Swartz
    Melissa Swartz Posts: 270 ✭✭✭

    @tilathehunn Thanks for the info. I've had mixed experiences with live plants ordered on line, so it's nice to have a source that does it right.

  • Desiree
    Desiree Posts: 255 ✭✭✭

    @tilathehunn Thanks for the info. It is always good to have a solid resource that has been tried and tested.

  • Elizabeth Voss
    Elizabeth Voss Posts: 57 ✭✭✭

    I received live plants froma nursery lsat year and found them last week, in the original bag - so, just for giggles, took them out (lavender, rosemeary, lemon balm) put thim in water 1/2 full - no such luck. GUess it is off to the compost for them.

  • DurwardPless
    DurwardPless Posts: 162 ✭✭✭

    nice, wish they sold seeds.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,102 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was excited at first looking through their offerings. Until I checked their shipping. They won't ship to Alaska (or Hawaii or outside the US) it says because of customs regulations.

    Though I am sure that part if for outside the US.

    They have good prices and there are plants I would love to get, but I guess it won't be from them.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,513 admin
    edited December 2020

    @DurwardPless You might want to try They sell seeds from all around the world and will ship to the US. Your dollar goes further up here.

    They have excellent service & a really interesting catalogue.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,632 admin

    Same advice for @vickeym. Richters has live plants and ships anywhere in NA. That might be subject to different regulations on anything considered invasive for your area. But most plants should be shipped OK.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,102 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will look into Richeters again. I think I did once, but it was awhile back. Now if it would just hurry up and get warm here. Last 4 days hovering near or below -20.

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for sharing!

  • DurwardPless
    DurwardPless Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2020

    @LaurieLovesLearning Thank you for the website address. It will come in very useful.

  • Hassena
    Hassena Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    So glad you found a nursery that you enjoy! I love local places that specialize and share their bounty of knowledge and joy.

    We also order from Strictly Medicinal Seeds.

  • blevinandwomba
    blevinandwomba Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

    I see they have yerba mansa plants- something I've been looking for. I'm going to see if I can find a closer source, but it's nice to know that I have a back-up that comes recommended.

  • Hassena
    Hassena Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    Yerba mansa is very easy to grow, with a water source. If you knew someone or somewhere it grew you could take a pup. Root the little plant in water.

    We use to grow and plant around lakes in Phoenix az. Great for soil erosion

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