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White Sage

Salvia apina

This is a very aromatic sage with white, felt-like foliage. Toss cuttings on the grill to flavor whatever you are cooking or use large stems to add an interesting flavor to shish-kabobs. Native Americans burned the plant in ceremonies and made a tea from the leaves. Seeds were toasted and ground for cereal.     50 seeds

Planting

Perennial, zone 6-10

Germination:  10-14 days

Seed Planting Depth:1/8"-1/4"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.  Provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures.Transplant 12" apart. Sow outdoors in the spring, 1-2" apart, thin to 12" apart. Germination rate is naturally low. 

Light  Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs: Average to sandy and well drained 

Uses:Medicinal, culinary, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

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