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