Salvia apiana  Salvia apiana   
Common Name White Sage, Bee Sage
Latin Name Salvia apiana
Family  Lamiaceae 
Sunset zones / USDA zones    / 8-11 
Type / Form  Shrub / Medium 
Native Habitat Desert slopes below 5,000 feet in Mojave Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure  Full sun to light shade 
Height X Width Maximum 4 feet X 4 feet, usually 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Aromatic oils discourage browsers
Leaves Evergreen, silver to white, aromatic
Flowers  White flowers in spring, very aromatic 
Bark / Roots   
Maintenance  Trim dead shoot annually 
Propagagtion  Seed, cuttings 
Pests and diseases   
Landscape uses  Container, erosion control, foliage accent, low maintenance, parkways, specimen 
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird, Fragrant, Butterfly, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value White flowers in spring, grey leaves, aromatic
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds use flowers
Native American Uses Entire plant used for smudging
Links  
    Images and data http://www.horizonherbs.com/white-sage-seed-plant.html
    Images and data http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/Salvia/salvia_apiana.htm 
    Images and data http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Salvia+apiana 
    Images and data http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=714 
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/pdf/shrubs/Salvia%20apiana.pdf 
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=saap2 
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7298 
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana 
    Images and data http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/salapiana.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/882/
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SAAP2
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/604.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Salvia+apiana 
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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