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White Sage Seeds (Organic)

White Sage Seeds (Organic)

Highly Valued North American Sage

White Sage - Salvia apiana

Perennial. White foliage of this indigenous plant sets off the silver-blue flowering spikes. Most highly valued of North American Sages. Protect from cold, wet conditions.

Approximately 100 seeds per pack.

Photo by Stan Shebs.

 

White Sage (Salvia apiana) is a revered and versatile herb known for its spiritual significance and medicinal properties*. If you're interested in cultivating this remarkable plant, you can start by obtaining White Sage seeds.

Introduction to White Sage (Salvia apiana)

White Sage, scientifically known as Salvia apiana, is a perennial evergreen shrub native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which includes other well-known herbs like mint and oregano. White Sage is characterized by its silvery-white leaves, fragrant aroma, and tall spikes of small, white flowers.

Cultural and Spiritual Significance

White Sage holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for many indigenous communities in North America, particularly among Native American tribes. It is commonly used in smudging ceremonies, where the dried leaves are burned to cleanse and purify the surrounding space. This practice is believed to rid the area of negative energy and promote spiritual harmony.

Medicinal Properties

Apart from its ceremonial use, growers have been interested in White Sage for reported medicinal benefits*. Some traditional uses of White Sage include:

  1. Respiratory Health: White Sage leaves are used to prepare herbal remedies that can alleviate respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, and sore throats. The leaves contain compounds with expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties.

  2. Antioxidant Effects: White Sage contains antioxidants that help protect the body's cells from oxidative stress, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory: The plant's compounds may also have anti-inflammatory properties, making it valuable for addressing various inflammatory conditions.

  4. Antibacterial: White Sage has been used historically to treat minor skin infections and wounds due to its natural antibacterial properties.

Growing White Sage from Seeds

To grow White Sage from seeds successfully, it's essential to understand its growth requirements:

  1. Climate: White Sage thrives in arid and semi-arid climates. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. If you live in an area with harsh winters, consider growing it in pots that can be brought indoors during the colder months.

  2. Seed Starting: White Sage seeds can be sown directly in the garden or started indoors in pots. Starting seeds indoors allows for better control of temperature and moisture during germination. The seeds should be planted at a depth of 1/8 inch in a well-draining seed starting mix.

  3. Germination: White Sage seeds typically germinate within two to three weeks, but it may take longer in some cases. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged during this period.

  4. Transplanting: Once the seedlings have grown to a manageable size, they can be transplanted into the garden or larger containers. Space them at least 24 inches apart to allow for their mature size.

  5. Maintenance: White Sage is relatively low-maintenance. It requires minimal watering once established and benefits from occasional pruning to encourage bushier growth.

White Sage seeds offer the opportunity to cultivate a plant with rich cultural and spiritual significance, as well as valuable medicinal properties. Whether you plan to use it for smudging ceremonies or harness its healing potential, growing White Sage from seeds can be a rewarding experience. By providing the appropriate growing conditions and care, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of this remarkable herb in your own garden.

* See a physician for health and medicinal matters.

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Description

White Sage - Salvia apiana

Perennial. White foliage of this indigenous plant sets off the silver-blue flowering spikes. Most highly valued of North American Sages. Protect from cold, wet conditions.

Approximately 100 seeds per pack.

Photo by Stan Shebs.

 

White Sage (Salvia apiana) is a revered and versatile herb known for its spiritual significance and medicinal properties*. If you're interested in cultivating this remarkable plant, you can start by obtaining White Sage seeds.

Introduction to White Sage (Salvia apiana)

White Sage, scientifically known as Salvia apiana, is a perennial evergreen shrub native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which includes other well-known herbs like mint and oregano. White Sage is characterized by its silvery-white leaves, fragrant aroma, and tall spikes of small, white flowers.

Cultural and Spiritual Significance

White Sage holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for many indigenous communities in North America, particularly among Native American tribes. It is commonly used in smudging ceremonies, where the dried leaves are burned to cleanse and purify the surrounding space. This practice is believed to rid the area of negative energy and promote spiritual harmony.

Medicinal Properties

Apart from its ceremonial use, growers have been interested in White Sage for reported medicinal benefits*. Some traditional uses of White Sage include:

  1. Respiratory Health: White Sage leaves are used to prepare herbal remedies that can alleviate respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, and sore throats. The leaves contain compounds with expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties.

  2. Antioxidant Effects: White Sage contains antioxidants that help protect the body's cells from oxidative stress, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory: The plant's compounds may also have anti-inflammatory properties, making it valuable for addressing various inflammatory conditions.

  4. Antibacterial: White Sage has been used historically to treat minor skin infections and wounds due to its natural antibacterial properties.

Growing White Sage from Seeds

To grow White Sage from seeds successfully, it's essential to understand its growth requirements:

  1. Climate: White Sage thrives in arid and semi-arid climates. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. If you live in an area with harsh winters, consider growing it in pots that can be brought indoors during the colder months.

  2. Seed Starting: White Sage seeds can be sown directly in the garden or started indoors in pots. Starting seeds indoors allows for better control of temperature and moisture during germination. The seeds should be planted at a depth of 1/8 inch in a well-draining seed starting mix.

  3. Germination: White Sage seeds typically germinate within two to three weeks, but it may take longer in some cases. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged during this period.

  4. Transplanting: Once the seedlings have grown to a manageable size, they can be transplanted into the garden or larger containers. Space them at least 24 inches apart to allow for their mature size.

  5. Maintenance: White Sage is relatively low-maintenance. It requires minimal watering once established and benefits from occasional pruning to encourage bushier growth.

White Sage seeds offer the opportunity to cultivate a plant with rich cultural and spiritual significance, as well as valuable medicinal properties. Whether you plan to use it for smudging ceremonies or harness its healing potential, growing White Sage from seeds can be a rewarding experience. By providing the appropriate growing conditions and care, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of this remarkable herb in your own garden.

* See a physician for health and medicinal matters.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 5.0"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Cold Hardy
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Down to 25°F
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Good for Drying
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Perennial
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Medicinal Plant
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Flower
Useful Plant Part : Leaves
Organic Certifier: Oregon Tilth

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Thrives in sunny, sandy, dry to mesic well drained soil. Protect from cold or wet conditions.

Planting & Growing:Sow on surface of soil and barely cover, tamp firmly and keep warm, barely moist and in the light until germinated (up to 6 weeks). Fire treatment helps with germination rate. Space 3 feet apart of keep in shallow, wide pots.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest flowering tops in the early morning. Wait until second year to harvest.

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Customer Reviews

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Philip

Ty so much can't wait great seller!

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Josefina Rodriguez
White Sage

Out of the entire package, 3 germinated.

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Hannah
Worth the effort

I've ordered seeds multiple years and have had varied germ rates, but I'm getting better at fire-treating and coaxing germination. I think that low germ has more to do with the nature of the plant and it's preferred growing conditions than the quality. I've gotten the best results sowing the seeds in a blend of potting soil and sand in a terra cotta pot, and burning a generous amount of dried grass and pine needles on the soil surface. I love this plant!

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Judy
poor germ

ordered 2 packets, 100 seeds each. 3 seeds germinated. Have ordered from another source for 15 years, and always have had at least 50% germ.

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