White Sage Salvia apiana

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Botanical Name:

Salvia apiana

Family:

Lamiaceae

Genus:

Salvia

Species:

apiana

Common Name:

White Sage

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  • Salvia apiana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Sow seeds in very sandy soil, barely cover, tamp well, keep warm and in strong light and water only once daily until germination.
Other: The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
Physical Characteristics : PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is hardy to zone 8. It is in flower from Apr to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil.
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Salvia apiana , known as white sage , bee sage , or sacred sage , is an evergreen perennial shrub of the genus Salvia , the sages. It is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico , being found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California , on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts .
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Usda description:
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