The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Salvia apiana. Woody perennial native to Southern California and Baja, Mexico. Rosette usually grows to 2 or 3 feet tall, flowering light blue to a height of 6 feet on multiple upright racemes. The beautiful white foliage of this indigenous plant sets off the silver-blue flowering spikes. Foliage is light green to white when the plant is young, and turns very white as the plant matures, and especially after drying the leaves. This is the most highly valued and revered of all North American Sages, burned ceremonially to cleanse the spirit and welcome positive thoughts. 
If you’re concerned about your “right” to use this plant, seed company Strictly Medicinal Seeds has 2 suggestions. 1) grow your own, using cultivated (not wild) seed. This creates a connection between the grower and the plant, which helps validate the medicine. 2) Sit with the plant. Enjoy its essence. See if it feels right for you to be growing and using it, and if so, then pray that all who touch, smell, see or think about these plants be purified and in peace. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. If it feels right, go ahead.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly||Native to CA|
|Full Sun||Sandy||Drought tolerant; minimal watering once established|
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Common Diseases and Pests
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