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    California white sage , Bee sage

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    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 :
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    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.
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      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.

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      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.

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      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.

      Sow Seeds

      When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Fertilize

      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      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.

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      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.

      Protect

      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Pest/Disease Inspection

      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Treat for Pest/Disease

      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Transplant

      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Propagate

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

      January

      February

      March

      Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.

      April

      Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.

      May

      Propagate from softwood cuttings of new growth.

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Harvest

      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Special requirements

      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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      February

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      September

      October

      November

      December

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