Indigenous sage used ceremonially by native people,
tied into bundles and burned as incense "smudge sticks".
Likes a well-drained, dry, sunny spot.
Perennial in zones 7 and above, grown as annual everywhere. Gray-white foliage and white or pale blue flowers.
BOTANICAL NAME: Salvia apiana
Scarify seeds by scratching lightly with sandpaper, and plant 1" deep in a 1 gallon pot in partial shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Best germination comes with fire treatment: plant the seeds in a flat or fireproof pot and wet them down very well. Build a small fire with straw or very small sticks on top; allow the fire to burn out. Seeds should sprout in a couple of weeks. Transplant to a well-drained sunny spot after a year in the pot.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 2-5'/Spacing 2'
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly
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