efc529dedcc82bbcb283bce247a2bbed

Salvia apiana Plant Care Reminders

California white sage , Bee sage

General Information

Click This Button To Use These Plant Care Reminders
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

The shrubby sages native to coastal Southern California are a perfect fit in their home climate. Choose from the many cutting-grown named varieties for the best garden presence and performance.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
Web Link - For more information

Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    4. Prune

    Cut back plants to control size, if necessary.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    February
    1. Buy

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    4. Prune

    Cut back plants to control size, if necessary.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    March
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    2. Prune

    Cut back plants to control size, if necessary.
    3. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    4. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.
    April
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    3. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.
    May
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    3. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.
    June
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    July
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    August
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    September
    1. Buy

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    October
    1. Buy

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    November
    1. Buy

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
    December
    1. Buy

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.

    February

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.

    September

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.

    October

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.

    November

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.

    December

    Look for young, healthy plants in one gallon containers.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.

    February

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.

    September

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.

    October

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.

    November

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.

    December

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, remembering to allow enough space for the plants to grow to full size.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    February

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    March

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    April

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    May

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    June

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    July

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    August

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    September

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    October

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    November

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    December

    Water young plants regularly during dry periods. Older plants with established root systems need no more than monthly deep watering if they are mulched well.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    January

    Cut back plants to control size, if necessary.

    February

    Cut back plants to control size, if necessary.

    March

    Cut back plants to control size, if necessary.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    January

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    February

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    March

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    April

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    May

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    June

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    July

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    August

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    September

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    October

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    November

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    December

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use and keep roots cool.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    March

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.

    April

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.

    May

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.

Articles about Habitat Gardening (Click for Full List)

Western Bluebird
Habitat Gardening Ron Vanderhoff

A Fifteen Minute Gardening Break

I was working in my garden a few minutes ago, preparing the soil in a new planting area.
Backyard Habitat
Habitat Gardening Ron Vanderhoff

A Garden for the Wild Things

Try to imagine a garden where the only thing alive is plants. I can't.

As Busy as a Bee

7419 Ron Vanderhoff
Swarm of Bees
Over the past few weeks we have had two or three honeybee swarms here at the nursery.

Beyond Bees: How many other pollinators can you identify in your garden?

10118 Meredith French
Metalic Sweat Bees
Did you know that 98% of our flowering plant species need animal assistance for…

Gardeners can Contain Newport Beach Back Bay Pollution

16661 Ron Vanderhoff
Newport Bluffs
I’m fired up. Mainland California's most polluted beach of 2008 was right here in Newport…

Landscaping might be for the Birds

5172 Ron Vanderhoff
Heteromeles arbutifolia - Toyon
There are about 450 species of birds that have been recorded in Orange County. How many…

Lizards are Good Garden Neighbors

45075 Ron Vanderhoff
Western Fence Lizard Fremont
I have a neighbor that I see almost every morning. He’s a fitness buff and spends most of…

Native Pollinators can help with Fruit and Vegetable Yields

4863 Ron Vanderhoff
Mason Bees
If you’re like many home gardeners, over the past couple of years you may have added some…

The Great Bee Rescue

6414 Meredith French
Bee Removal Knife
Upon learning our home of so many years was probably going to make it through an escrow,

Want More Birds in Your Garden? Add Water

5128 Ron Vanderhoff
DIY Bird Saucer
I’ve probably never met a gardener who didn’t also enjoy the delightful sounds and sights…

Whose Garden is it anyway, mine or the Wrens?

4395 Ron Vanderhoff
House Wren
At the time, I was watering a young plant that I had just put in the ground.

Featured Plant Care

Strawberries Plant Care

Strawberries (Fragaria X ananassa) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Edibles
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Dahlia spp

How to Save Dahlias in Northern Gardens

Dahlia plants are perennials that have a limited range of hardiness, from zones 8 – 10.
Nectarine Monthly Plant Care

Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Edibles
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Poinsettia tips

Poinsettia Pointers

in Shrubs
Last year, about 41 million poinsettias were sold in the United States.

Popular Articles

Baseball Field Maintenance

Baseball Field Maintenance - A General Guide for Fields of All Levels

in Lawn
More great baseball field resources can be found here (including a pdf version of this…
Queen Palm Care & Use

The Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) Care & Use

in Trees
Jungle Music Palms and Cycads is a family owned and operated business established in 1977
Using the Mulch for Home Gardeners

Home Gardener: Using All The Great Features on the Mulch

You Can Use The Great Features on the Mulch For Free!
Microgreens

What are Microgreens and How to Grow Them

in Edibles
Microgreens are tiny leafed vegetables that are grown from seed and require very little…

User Guides (Slide)

Popular Recommendations (Slide)