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Salvia apiana (white sage) x 20 seeds

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Salvia apiana (white sage) x 20 seeds
Herbaceous perennial. The beautiful white foliage of this indigenous plant sets off the silver-blue flowering spikes. This is the most highly valued and revered of all North American Sages, burned ceremonially to cleanse the spirit and welcome positive thoughts.
Easy to germinate and grow.

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Salvia apiana x 20 seeds White sage is a common plant that requires well-drained dry soil, full sun, and little water. White Sage prefers a sunny location, well draining soil, and good air circulation. It easily hybridizes with other Salvia species! Salvia apiana is widely used by Native American groups on the Pacific coast of the United States. The seed was a main ingredient of pinole, a staple food. The leaves and stems were eaten by the Chumash and other tribes. Several tribes used the seed for removing foreign objects from the eye, similar to the way that Clary sage seeds were used in Europe. A tea from the roots was used by the Cahuilla women for healing and strength after childbirth. The leaves are also burnt by many native American tribes, with the smoke used in different purification rituals.Bumblebees, hawk moths, and wasps pollinate white sage, and hummingbirds also appear to like the plant. Sow seeds in very sandy soil and water once daily. Our seed is from northern-hardy individuals and is a vigorous germinator. normal germination time is about 14 days.

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