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Salvia apiana 'White Sage' Plant Care Reminders

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General Information

  • Instruction By Steve Brigham
    Notes 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.
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Plant Care Instruction

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    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.

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