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California White Sage

Salvia apiana
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Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Typically available from spring to fall. Call store for exact availability. 

Southern & Baja California native evergreen shrub has an upright, mounding growth habit. Foliage is pointed with new leaves starting green and maturing to a silver-white color. Aromatic foliage is often used as smudging sage when burned. White flowers with faint purple hue bloom in spring. Excellent container or accent plant in native landscapes. 

Plant with Penstemon 'Margarita BOP'


  • Landscape Size: 3'-5' tall, 3'-5' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low 
  • Sunset Zone: 7-9, 13-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Fragrant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Waterwise, Deer Resistant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched soil with good drainage. Cut back mature plants in fall for late winter. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer in spring. Shear after flowers fade to maintain desired shape.



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