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White Sage, 'Salvia Apiana'

White Sage, 'Salvia Apiana'

This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 3 inch pot and 1 gallon pot sizes.

Regular price $8.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $8.00 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

White sage, bee sage, or sacred sage, (Salvia apiana) is one of the cornerstone species of the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California. It grows rapidly to 3 or 4 feet tall, with white flower spikes shooting up sometimes 8 feet or more. The leaves (about 1.5-3 inches long) are covered with dense hairs, which give them a white coloring, sometimes with a blueish tint. Younger leaves tend to be greener, and turn whiter as they get older. Each flower spikes bears ~100 white flowers with tiny lavender spots and streaks. From a few feet away, the white flowers sometimes appear to have a purplish tint. White sage is strongly aromatic, with a powerful and slightly acrid sage smell. Native people use the dried leaves as an incense for ceremonial purposes. (


Very Easy


Botanic Name: Salvia apiana var. apiana
Tongva Name: Kasili
Common Names: White Sage, Sacred Sage Bee Sage,

Lifespan: 3-5 years
Hardiness Zone: 7-9
Growth Structure: shrub: 3-5 ft tall and 3-8 ft wide

Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

Pruning Season: Fall
Dormancy: Summer
Cold Tolerance: 10°F
Flowers? Yes, White with Lavender Streaks
Edible? Yes
Native to: California
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon

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