White Sage Seed

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White Sage Seed

Used by the Native Americans as a sacred herb. Attractive green-grey leaves makes a nice accent to the herb garden.

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(Salvia apiana LAMIACEAE)

Native to the mountains of southern California, this woody perennial with greenish-grey leaves is used by Native Americans for ceremonial and medicinal purposes. Has large flowers, averaging 3/4" long, white, sometimes spotted with lavender. Because it may not bloom every year, the seed is sometimes in short supply. Makes a nice ornamental shrub in southern dry regions, and a tender perennial in the North. Very aromatic and good for smudging. Excellent honey plant. Medicinal: For spiritual purification. Also astringent, and anti-bacterial. Useful for colds.

Details:

Foliage:Silvery grey-green
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:18 to 36 inches, larger in the South
Diameter:12 to 16 inches inches
Heirloom:yes
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:6 to 9
Soil:Requires a well-drained soil.
Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 14 days, but some seeds may take as much as 35 days. Seed germination tends to be naturally low.
Spacing:18 to 36 inches
Sun:Full sun
Pests and Diseases:None noted.

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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