A shrub from Southern California and Baja Mexico, white sage is a ceremonial herb, used for smudges and combined with other herbs an an incence. It grows to 3' tall and produces lavender-white blossoms. A perennial in zones 8-11, it can be grown as an annual elsewhere. Slow growing but worth the wait. Can be used for container gardens.
Growing information: Sow seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on the surface and cover lightly. Place seed trays on a warmer or in an area that will maintain 68-85 degrees for the 14-21 days needed to germinate. Keep the seeds moist but not overwatered. Add water when the soil is dry to the touch. Transplant after the danger of frost has passed and the soil warmed. Prefers full sun and needs a location with good drainage. Do not overwater. Does not survive below 20F. Can be dug up, potted and brought indoors over winter.
Min qty/packet: 1.5 g