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Gardens featuring: Salvia apiana | White Sage

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Synonym Names: Sacred White Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

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This woody shrub has long stiff stems with gray green, wrinkled evergreen leaves when juvenile, changing to smooth and white with time. Fragrant white flowers bloom in the spring, attracting bees. Prune after bloom time to shape shrub. It provides a strong structural form as a garden focal point. It can reach 6' tall and wide; and is considered slow growing. Plant in full sun with well draining soil. Established plants need very little summer water. Leaves have been used for herbal teas and for medicinal purposes.  Information by: PlantMaster

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

3-6'

Width Range

Flower Color

White

Flower Season

Spring

Leaf Color

Grey, White

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Sunset Zones

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Saline Soil, Deer, Rabbits

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Spring

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Foundation, With Rocks

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing, Medicinal

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

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