White Sage

Salvia apiana

White sage tolerates sand and clay, and is striking with its pure white, wide leaves and sprays of whitish-blue flowers, great for any California native garden. Known for its use in making smudge sticks that emit a deliciously potent fragrance when burned, white sage is becoming threatened in the wild due to commercial overharvesting – all the more reason to grow it in your garden instead!

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 5' tall evergreen perennial

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Sandy loam, granitic scree, red loamy clay, and dry gravelly slopes

Origin: Southern California coastal ranges and inner mountains

Additional Characteristics: California Native

White Sage