Bee Sage, California White Sage
|Much-loved aromatic plants, the perennial and shrubby Sages are grown for their huge variety of flower colors and their long bloom. Colors include bright red, true blue, white, orange, purple, lavender and pink. The dried leaves of many types are used as cooking spices. Species come from many places in the world, so care needs vary widely -- some prefer heat, sun and dry conditions, while others need shade and moist conditions. All benefit from shearing or deadheading. Sold in containers throughout the growing season. Check specialty and mail order nurseries for a large selection of lesser-known varieties.
Native to dry chaparral slopes and coastal scrublands, it is developed a silvery fuzz to protect itself from sun and wind. Lavender-flecked white flowers bloom on upright spikes.
Attributes - Salvia apiana
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: White
Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor', Salvia greggii, Salvia leucantha, Salvia officinalis, Salvia officinalis purpurea, Salvia sclarea, Salvia x superba, Salvia superba 'May Night'