Spring Plant

White Sage
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White Sage is native to Southern California and Northern Baja, the only region where it occurs naturally in the world. It is sacred to indigenous cultures, and its silver-white leaves can be burned when dried for fragrance and ceremony.
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  • SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date

  • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (perennial zones 8-11, annual in other zones)

  • INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot

  • Botanical NameSalvia apiana
Spring Plant


Beautiful and sacred White Sage is under threat due to wildfires, over harvesting, and other effects of climate change and human impact, but it's a staple food source for native animals and pollinators. Keep this plant in the world and add it to your garden. Tiny white blooms with dabs of lavender add whimsy to this plant treasured for its foliage.  Plus, it smells amazing, and you can burn its dried leaves for its soothing fragrance. Includes 3 young plants.

  • SUN Full sun
  • HEIGHT3-5ft when full grown
  • SPACING1-3ft between plants
  • CLIMATEPrefers hot, dry regions
  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
  • WATER Prefers drought-like conditions
  • INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets as much sun as possible, in fast draining soil.

When to Plant

Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.

When to Expect Blooms

Mid-summer through frost.

Care Instructions

Water after planting then only water if dirt is dry.

Extra Credit

Keep in mind that this plant has very low water needs. If planting in a rainy region, consider a slope, where water runs off quickly, or in a pot that can be moved to a covered area easily.

White Sage

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