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Salvia apiana

California White Sage, Bee Sage

Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

SALVIA

All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.

Salvia apiana

From Southern Californiaand Baja California. Coarseplant to 3–5 ft. tall and wide.Aromatic, woolly silvery grayleaves are elliptical, 3–4 in.long. In spring, lavender-tingedwhite flowers appear in whorlsalong unbranched, sometimespinkish stems to 2 ft. long.Attractive at night; reflectsmoon, garden lighting. To keepneat, shear lightly after flowering.Drought-tolerant.

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