Salvia apiana

White Sage

Salvia apiana (white sage, sacred sage) is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, This sage variety is best grown in pots and brought indoors in the fall, as it is unlikely to overwinter in our region.

As with most flowering salvias, native bees, hawk moths, wasps and hummingbirds are particularly attracted to this shrub and assist with pollination. White sage releases a strong aroma when the leaves are rubbed.

White sage is used in many traditional Indigenous ceremonies throughout North America.