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Golden Sage Salvia officinalis 'Aurea'

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 20"
Height
12" - 2'
Spread
16" - 20"
  • Details

    Features

    A very important herb, rich in folklore and history. It's latin root means "salvation." Sage's flavorful pebbled leaf has a very decorative texture.

    Fragrant Foliage
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    16 - 20 Inches
    Spread: 
    16 - 20 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in landscapes and herb gardens.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy Care.

    A very important herb, rich in folklore and history. Its Latin root means "salvation." Sage's flavorful pebbled leaf has a very decorative texture.

    Excellent for harmonizing flavors when roasting poultry, beef, lamb, pork and game. Fantastic with turkey!

    Plant me with Tarragon, Thyme, Rosemary and Oregano for a fresh summer grilling garden.

    Recipe idea: Stuff thickly cut pork chops with a few sage leaves and an apple wedge. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg, pepper and onion salt. Place in dish and cover with orange juice or cider. Cook until done.

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I normally pick up a tri-color sage, but found this golden variegated leaves stunning last season plus ecstatic that it survived my 4b MN winter. Recommend, great for foliage all season in dry sunny space. Will definitely use in containers as well next year.

      Kitty Witty
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 23 weeks ago
    • I love this sage for mixed containers. It's easy to grow and keeps its form. The color is fabulous and it lasts well into fall.

      Kerry Michaels
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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