It grows in Southern California in dry coastal scrub. No water in summer
for 4-6 months. I don't know if it would do well in the wet northwest.
Spectacular plant with incredible fragrance. Used by local indians in
religious ceremonies from what I understand. Mine top off at about 8 feet
when in bloom. The plant itself stays around 3-4 feet. I have never had a
person fail to comment on the fragrance once they brushed past one of these
beautiful silver plants.
i've had the feeling that it frosts easily, but found this (very
Perennial Salvias: The following salvias are usually grown as
perennials. Most are hardy and will grow well throughout South Carolina.
White Sage (Salvia apiana): This small evergreen sage has white wooly
leaves and clusters of white flowers often spotted with lavender. It
needs full sun and well-drained soil.
maybe it does poorly in wet winter clay?
I believe it's native south of Pt. Concepcion. There are also reports
from San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and San Benito counties. See
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