Native to Southern California's coastal sage scrub region, White Sage (Salvia apiana) is one of the state's most important Salvia species. White Sage is fragrant, with silver-white leaves, and clusters of white flowers with lavender streaks. Young leaves start off green and turn white as they get older.
White Sage is deeply rooted in the culture of Indigenous communities of Southern California and northern Baja, the only region this sage naturally occurs in the world. This plant's limited wild populations are under threat from poaching, climate change, and development. So I grow my own and YOU CAN TOO! They germinate and grow so easily.
White Sage is a valuable pollinator plant in the garden. The small white flowers are a favorite of bees, and hummingbirds. In Latin, “apiana” means of or belonging to bees. White Sage is a drought-adapted low-water shrub that grows best in full sun. It grows into a mounding and sprawling shrub 3-4 ft. tall and 4-5 ft. wide. It has distinctive silvery-white foliage color and dramatic upward sweeping flower stalks. Chalky-white leaves grow 3-4 in. long, are arranged in a whorl pattern on stems and are highly pungent when crushed. Flower spikes begin to grow in late spring and can reach 4-6 ft Tall. Pruning helps keep it neat and compact. And the cuttings are happy to be propagated!)
check out https://plants.usda.gov/DocumentLibrary/plantguide/pdf/cs_saap2.pdf for more history and uses. They also have great suggestions for growing from seed.
30 seeds, shipping included.