California White Sage (Salvia apiana)

$9.77

White sage is a two to five foot evergreen perennial. The flowers emerge in summer and are white with a little lavender. They pucker-back with the stamens hanging out to the sides. White
sage draws bumble bees and hummingbirds. White sage leaves start out crinkly grey/green and become smooth white.

A sage native to the southern coast ranges and inland to the Palmdale area along the desert south up to at least 5800 feet. Salvia apiana likes dry slopes, full sun, and no extra water.

It is not specific to one soil, growing in sandy loam, granitic scree, and red loamy clay. In the garden if it is happy it makes a very large flower spike (5′) with 100+ 1″ flowers. White sage is hardy to about 12 F. here in the central coast ranges, but is more hardy in the desert areas. In its range it receives between 6-26″ of rain/year. This sage will survive 0 F. in the higher desert areas. This is the one used in sweat lodges.

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White sage is a two to five foot evergreen perennial. The flowers emerge in summer and are white with a little lavender. They pucker-back with the stamens hanging out to the sides. White
sage draws bumble bees and hummingbirds. White sage leaves start out crinkly grey/green and become smooth white.

A sage native to the southern coast ranges and inland to the Palmdale area along the desert south up to at least 5800 feet. Salvia apiana likes dry slopes, full sun, and no extra water.

It is not specific to one soil, growing in sandy loam, granitic scree, and red loamy clay. In the garden if it is happy it makes a very large flower spike (5′) with 100+ 1″ flowers. White sage is hardy to about 12 F. here in the central coast ranges, but is more hardy in the desert areas. In its range it receives between 6-26″ of rain/year. This sage will survive 0 F. in the higher desert areas. This is the one used in sweat lodges.

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