Salvia apiana
“White Sage”

Alvia apiana "White Sage"

Make your own smudge-sticks rather than buying them from folks who cut and destroy these plants in the wild. Arresting silvery white lance-shaped leaves are held stiffly on 2’x5’ base branchy stems. The 3’ flower spikes with white flowers appear in Spring.  Bees adore the small whitish blooms. You should prune the flower spikes after bloom to encourage compactness. Heat and drought loving, it really doesn’t want much Summer water. Good drainage is a must. Many medicinal and sacred uses. A tea made from the leaves is an herbal remedy for cold and congestion. To 4'x2'. Good drainage.


Full Sun
Low/No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 8-10