Answer: The common name for Salvia columbariae is actually Chia! Salvia is a member of the sage family. Chia is an ornamental sage with the potential to grow four feet high with 1" to 4" leaves! It never gets quite that large on a Chia Pet because there's no room for the roots to grow. Here are a couple of sources for seed: <br><br>Wild Seed, Inc. Native Seeds/SEARCH<br>PO Box 27751 2509 No.Campbell Ave. #325<br>Tempe, AZ 85285 Tucson, AZ 85719<br>602/345-0669 520/327-9123 <br><br>An herb like sage is a good choice for a Chia Pet because, if eaten, it's non-toxic.
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