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For centuries, white sage has been a revered botanical for many Native American tribes. The aromatic plant has a history of traditional uses both for its healthful qualities as well as ceremonial use. We acknowledge the long-established cultural and spiritual significance white sage holds for many indigenous cultures and the stewardship that has ensued for generations. Maitri Verde is happy to offer you our white sage sustainably grown for over eighteen years on the sandy slopes of Halcyon Farm located in the Arroyo Grande in the heart of Central Coast of California.


Many prominent herbalists have suggested that enthusiasts may also consider growing their own white sage as well as studying traditional uses of the plant. This is a wonderful way to form a relationship with white sage while also growing your own personal supply. You can purchase white sage seeds here.


White sage grows in sandy, well-draining soil in direct sun. Salvia apiana is a highly aromatic herb with an aroma that is both earthy and soothing. White sage can be identified by its large, white to silver-grey leaf clusters that exude a distinct and lovely aroma. A white sage plant typically grows no more than five feet tall and four feet wide. The plant produces wands of tiny white to lavender colored flowers that are a favorite to desert pollinators. The blooming season is brief and only runs from April to early June.


When growing white sage by seed, start indoors by spreading seeds onto the surface of prepared soil in pots or other planters. Seeds should be misted with water and kept in a consistently warm part of the house that receives direct sunlight to germinate successfully. Seedlings will take at least 14 days to sprout. Once young plants have produced several true leaves and are at least a few inches tall, they can be transplanted outside. Note, that newly planted sage will require watering during its first year or plan the planting during the rain season in soil to provide good drainage and frost protection.


White Sage Seeds

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