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    White Sage
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    Our Price: $9.95
    ZONE: 8-11
    EXPOSURE: Full Sun
    SIZE: 36"H x 12"S
    BLOOM: White, Summer
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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    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: Perennial in zones 8 - 11

    Size: 36"H x 12"S

    Light: Full sun

    Bloom: White, blooms in 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!

    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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      8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Amazing White Sage January 2, 2013
    Reviewer: Johnnie from OH United States  
    This plant is great for any sage lover.  I am in Ohio and I am growin it in a greenhouse and it is flourishing.  As long as the plant is warm and dry it does well.  I have moved it indoors for the winter and my kitchen smells terrific.  I will be ordering more for spring to start making smudge sticks.  Great packaging, my plant got here ready to go into the pot.

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    white sage January 2, 2013
    Reviewer: jim arp from homer glen, IL United States  
    I started the white sage outside.
    Now I have moved it inside with my desert
    plants by a west window. So far so good.
    will move back outside in spring.
    This is a great variety of sage!

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      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
     
    White sage October 30, 2012
    Reviewer: Cheryl Pero from Chicago, IL United States  
    The plant was great. The packaging was impressive and it grew beautifully. Unfortunately, I live in Chicago and it didn't make it through the winter. I'm ordering another one to plant early next spring!

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    White Sage October 30, 2012
    Reviewer: Jacque M. from , Denver, CO  
    I can't believe how well these have grown in my garden in Denver. The smell is Powerful and it seems even weeds stay away. Mine only grew to about 2 ft, never bloomed (I may have planted too late)and have survived 3 frosts, one even uncovered. I may cut the tops off soon and cover the rest for Winter. I definitely will order more!

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    doing well in Illinois October 30, 2012
    Reviewer: Lissa from Ottawa, IL United States  
    This is the lovely fragrant sage used for smudging.  I bought this with some trepidation as it is native to a drier area than my north central Illinois home.  It did really well this past summer; we will see how it overwinters.

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