Salvia apiana (White Sage) - Moderately fast growing, spreads to 6-8 ft. wide x 3 ft. tall without flower spikes. Southern California native evergreen salvia commonly found among coastal sage scrub and chaparral. Soft, gray-white leaves of white sage clothe the herbaceous stems, which are erect from the wooden base. White, fading to pale pink flowers form whorls along 3 to 4 ft. stems in the spring and summer. Contains aromatic oils and resins, popular for use as incense. Native Americans and others use the dried or fresh leaves for ceremonial purposes, teas and shampoos.