Salvia apiana, local native plant in natural setting

Salvia apiana





Salvia apiana

White sage.

Native Location:

Salvia apiana (white sage), is native in the Southern regions of California and is fairly common in our local chaparral.

Plant Type:


Bloom Season:

March through July.


Very drought tolerant. Will survive with no supplemental water, but occasional watering will extend the bloom season a bit.


Salvia apiana's base plant grows up to four feet tall and wide. The bloom stalk tips out to four or five feet above the shrubby growth.


Grows best in well-drained soil but will survive in decomposed granite and other unimproved soils.