Very nice ornamental and culinary sage. Bees adore the flowers! You may want to check your photos, though - the plant with the Persian Sheild is not the icterina. Looks like a yellow variegated plectranthus
Icterina Golden Leaf Sage Salvia officinalis
- Part Sun to 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).
Strikingly different gold-variegated foliageAward WinnerFragrant FoliageFoliage InterestFall InterestHeat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:BirdsButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 12 InchesSpacing:16 - 20 InchesSpread:16 - 20 InchesFlower Shade:NoneFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Adds a sunny aspect to any container or landscape bedMaintenance Notes:
This golden-yellow variegated form of Sage keeps its shape and color beautifully in fall and winter. Superior growth and branching habits.
Suzie, 11 weeks ago
My sage may not be the exact one as this, but very similar and I was surprised it made it through last very cold winter and did fine in our very hot summer this year. It is evergreen on the south side of my zone 7 house. It only lacks flowers to be a top notch plant.Sharon Beasley, 9 years ago
Great foliage plant! Always looks clean & tidy, combines with any colour scheme. Beautifully echoes the foliage colour of Iris pallida. Still looks terrific in November. Did I mention it's dog proof around our pond?Joan McMurray, British Columbia, Canada, 9 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum