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<h3>'''Species Name: ''Salvia apiana''<br>
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'''Common Name:''' White Sage<br></h3>
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:Important Native American ceremonial plant. Flower stalks are tall and arching, up to six feet long.  Striking white foliage and beautiful structural form. A local native. Tolerates heavy soil. Bees love it.
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:'''Plant Family:''' Lamiaceae
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:'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
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:'''Height by Width:''' 3-5' H x 4-6' W (flower spike to 6'+)
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Rounded
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full to part sun
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to occasional
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring/Summer
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:'''Flower Color:''' White
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not listed
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:'''Distribution:''' Coastal Southern California to desert margins, Baja
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Dry slopes in Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest below 5000'
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''History'''<br>
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:* Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
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:* From ''California Native Plants'', Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Distinctive by its tall spikes of white flowers on erect stems. Large handsome silvery leaves. Makes a very pleasing color contrast when used with other shrubbery. Stands heat and drought, but will also thrive under ordinary garden culture. It makes a very attractive subject in a garden where a note of gray foliage is desired. Gallon cans, 50c."
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''References'''<br>
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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:'''Links'''<br>

Latest revision as of 15:08, 16 May 2010

Salvia apiana
Salvia apiana
Salvia apiana

Species Name: Salvia apiana
Common Name: White Sage

Important Native American ceremonial plant. Flower stalks are tall and arching, up to six feet long. Striking white foliage and beautiful structural form. A local native. Tolerates heavy soil. Bees love it.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-5' H x 4-6' W (flower spike to 6'+)
Growth Habit: Rounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Coastal Southern California to desert margins, Baja
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes in Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest below 5000'

Hummingbird iconA.jpg Songbird iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg Clay iconA.jpg Fragrant iconA.jpg Slope iconA.jpg


Care and Maintenance


History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Distinctive by its tall spikes of white flowers on erect stems. Large handsome silvery leaves. Makes a very pleasing color contrast when used with other shrubbery. Stands heat and drought, but will also thrive under ordinary garden culture. It makes a very attractive subject in a garden where a note of gray foliage is desired. Gallon cans, 50c."
Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
Links