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White Sage

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Our Price: $9.95
ZONE: 8 - 11
SIZE: 36"H x 12"S
BLOOM: White, Spring - Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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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 cleansing 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.
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 cleansing 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: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 20 Write a review.

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5 of 5 White sage June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Deb Chesnick from Beaver Falls, PA United States  
Very excited to get these plants. They arrived healthy and are doing good so far in this climate. Fingers crossed. Thank you

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5 of 5 White sage June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Trell Faggett from Baton Rouge, LA United States  
PlantsArrived in perfect condition I’m very satisfied

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 White sage April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Nancy Neal from Greenville , SC United States  
The 3 plants I ordered arrived promptly and were carefully packed. All 3 are doing well so far, even though I’m in S.C.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for your excellent service and plants.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Grows well in Willamette Valley! June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Kelly from Salem, OR United States  
I ordered one plant, and planted it in a well-draining area of our (south-facing) back yard. It has been incredibly happy so far! Debating now on cloning or ordering more! :)

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Large healthy plants June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Tracy from Voorhees, NJ United States  
Plants were very neatly packed. They arrived on time and in great condition. Although one plant did not make it, I am still very satisfied.

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