Salvia apiana is often called White Sage, Sacred Sage, Bee Sage, or Grandmother's Sage. It is native to southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
White sage faces serious threats due to collection from the wild for "ceremonial" sage smudges, which are often seen in gift shops. Only when a smudge stick is given as a gift, can it be truly used ceremonially. If purchasing a sage smudge, be certain to verify that it was harvested responsibly from a sustainable source.
Many people enjoy the fragrance of White Sage, both when growing, as well as when leaves and stems are burned.
1 Gallon-long stems pruned for shipping.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11
Safe Enclosure/Habitat Shrub