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Our Price: $9.95
ZONE: 8 - 11
EXPOSURE: Part Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 12"S
BLOOM: White, Spring - Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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White Sage Plants

Salvia apiana


Also known as ‘Bee Sage’ for its attractiveness to bees and other pollinators, White Sage is an evergreen perennial shrub native to both the Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico. This tough plant blooms for over a month in late April to June, and leaves can be harvested in summer or fall when the white-leaved rosettes are at their prime.

Remember, success with this plant requires: lots of heat, light and well draining soil. It is a desert native, so it will not like humidity.

Though its use in ceremonies dates back to the ancient Babylonians, White Sage is still an important ceremonial herb among Native Americans who use it for healing, cleansing and purification rituals. Made into an incense or smudge stick, White Sage's aromatic smoke is thought to purify areas, objects and people of evil spirits and negative energy.

This medicinal herb has traditionally been used to cure everything from colds to snakebites, as the plant's natural antibacterial and decongestant agents help boost the immune system and rid the body of infection. When taken in tea form, White Sage offers a soothing cure for indigestion, sore throats, ulcers and also acts as a fever reducer. Historically, new mothers also drank Bee Sage Tea to encourage healing and strength after childbirth, though this has been discouraged by modern medicine when it was realized that White Sage may also decrease lactation production. Today, White Sage is still revered as a sort of "wonder" herb for its medicinal qualities and has even been approved by the USDA as a natural cure for eczema and other skin problems. Currently, the herb is being studied for its ability to aid the body in managing insulin levels, which could be a huge win in the battle against diabetes.

White Sage is also a terrific culinary herb and though not used as commonly as its cousin, Garden Sage, it shares a similar, savory taste. Used to season meats, stews, breads and more, White Sage is a wonderful herb to cook with and will add immune boosting vitamins and minerals to your dish.
Features
Zones: 8 - 11

Size: 36"H x 12"S

Light: Part Sun

Bloom: White, Spring - Summer

Uses: White Sage is a wonderfully versatile medicinal herb that has been used by Ancient Bablyonians, Native Americans, and even in modern medicine to boost immunities, cure skin conditions, aid in digestion, and more. The herb's natural antibacterial agents make it a great fever reducer and the USDA has even approved it as a natural cure for eczema and other similar skin conditions. White Sage is also a terrific culinary herb and can be used in recipes for a savory taste similar to Garden Sage. This herb is also sacred to many cultures and is still used in incense-like smudge sticks to cleanse areas and objects of bad energy. Also known as Bee Sage, for its attractiveness to bees and other pollinators.

Tips: Want to keep pests out of your home or garden? White Sage is also makes a great Ladybug repellent! Try crushing the dried leaves and sprinkling them around plants and windows to prevent an unwanted invasion. We've also heard that by sprinkling crushed White Sage in your garden or in areas you want to keep your cats out of, like large indoor plants, it's a powerful repellant to felines, too!

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review.

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super happy November 4, 2016
Reviewer: daniel briere from north scituate, RI United States  
Very happy I found this plant offered by the growers exchange,  I looked for it for a long time and could only find seeds. I had some luck with seeds but it was slow and tedious! So I bought a 4" plant and it arrived about 10" tall with the pot! (Bigger than I expected) and seemed very healthy and established and vigorous! I was able to propagate some stem cuttings to increase my smudge stick production. Thanks again guys super cool find and value!!!

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Review October 6, 2016
Reviewer: Mark Anderson from Goldsboro, NC United States  
Unfortunately, the plants did not make it. 2 arrived in poor health and died, the third lasted about a week. I am hoping for replacements.

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Beautiful September 20, 2016
Reviewer: Rhonda from South Bend, IN United States  
The plant arrived healthy and beautiful. Smelled amazing.

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wonderful October 16, 2015
Reviewer: gena from Jersey shore  
tried all summer to grow from seed--finally bought 2 plants from you, and they're doing great!--also have separated them from the basils, thanks to "Briscoe's Tips."

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condition of received plants October 16, 2015
Reviewer: Marisa Pettigrew from Indian Trail, NC United States  
My plants arrived very wet, really jarred up and roots exposed.

All 4 died but with planting one has begun a sprout.  I am hoping for more to revive.  It was a gorgeous leafed plant with fabulous smell.

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