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Salvia apiana, 25 seeds
This wonderful woody shrub has something for everyone, and every bee. Of all the kinds of sage , Salvia apiana is the best for smudging. A few dried leaves curled up and ignited will emit a cloud of white, purifying smoke whose smell invokes peace and higher thoughts. This is a sacred sage in native american rituals. For gardeners who have a moon garden, the waxy, silvery/gray leaves of this Salvia makes it a fine foliage addition. The plant blooms from spring to summer, and its pinkish-white flowers, while not very showy nor significant to the human eyes, are heavenly to bees. Hardy from zone 8 onwards. 5 feet tall and wide. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant when established. Hard-to-find-outside-of-California fresh seeds, harvested 07/2017.
Our website for actively-growing plants and cuttings (eclecticplants.ecrater.com) is now re-opened starting 6/2/2014. Cuttings of some Salvia species are available there.