White Sage Seeds - Salvia apiana | The Living Seed Company LLC

White Sage Seeds - Salvia apiana

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Non-GMO Open-Pollinated White Sage Seeds

White sage, scientifically known as Salvia apiana, has a deep and sacred history among Native American cultures in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.  It has been used for centuries in sacred ceremonies, rituals, and healing practices.  It has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory issues, sore throats, headaches, and digestive problems.

Traditionally, white sage was harvested with great care and respect, with prayers and offerings made to the plant spirits as a sign of gratitude and reciprocity.  However, due to increasing demand and overharvesting, wild populations of white sage have become threatened in some areas. Sustainable harvesting practices are essential to ensure the continued availability of this sacred plant therefore, growing your own sage is the most sustainable method of harvesting.

White sage enjoys arid and semi-arid conditions and once established is drought tolerant.  She will grow into a large 5'+ tall and 3' wide plant.  Pruning (after flowering) and harvesting support this beautiful plant to grow into a long lasting statement piece in your garden.

Start white sage seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. White sage requires warm temperatures for germination.

Alternatively, sow seeds directly outdoors in late spring or early summer after the danger of frost has passed. Ensure the soil temperature is consistently above 60°F for successful germination.  Keep seeds moist while they are germinating.   

Once the white sage seedlings have developed several true leaves and are sturdy enough to handle, transplant them into individual pots or into the garden.

White sage leaves can be harvested as needed once the plants are established. Use sharp scissors to snip off leaves near the base of the plant.

Allow harvested leaves to dry thoroughly before making it into a bundle or culinary purposes.