I'm getting a little fed up with White Sage. I can't for the life of me get any to grow. I did get one little plant up but it died. I'm having the same problem with Mugwort but that is a whole other rant. I was beginning to take it personally but I wrote to All Rare Herbs where I got my seeds from and apparently white sage is difficult to grow - usually a 10 - 14% germination rate. So after trying to grow in a large greenhouse, outdoors in pots and in a sand/loam mix and failing miserably I have decided to try and grow some seedlings in jiffy pellets inside a little greenhouse on the kitchen windowsill. The container they are in is a choc chip cookie container from Coles - how cool huh?
Hedging my bets I also bought a white sage plant from Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm - you can get 1 - 3 plants for $8.80 postage which I think is kind of awesome (I also bought a red yarrow and lemon balm). It has given me ideas - oh how mad I could go shopping there.
So anyway, if you are having trouble getting white sage to grow - don't take it personal. Apparently it likes to be difficult for everyone.