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Proven Accents® Rockin'® 'Golden Delicious' Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans

(9 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 36"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Good looks AND personality.

    Bright, pineapple-scented yellow foliage on a very heat tolerant plant.  Fire engine red flowers may appear in Fall for Southern growers or other with a long season.

    Award Winner
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    15 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    An eye-catching addition to any combination, window box or plant bed. 'Golden Delicious' makes an excellent vertical foliage accent plant and looks great in mass plantings.  Great in landscapes or containers, where it works alone or in large combinations.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Golden foliaged plants may sunburn in very high light. In areas with strong sun this plant may benefit from afternoon shade.  Golden Delicious is heat and humidity tolerant, as well as downy mildew resistant.  For most gardeners this is a foliage plant only. It does get red flowers in fall, in some long-season climates.

    Grown mainly for its great yellow-green foliage, in very long season climates red flowers may appear.  The more sun the foliage receives the brighter the chartreuse color.  In more shade, the foliage is more green. It is an outstanding vertical foliage accent. It is very heat and humidity tolerant.

    Proven Accents® Rockin'® 'Golden Delicious' Salvia elegans USPP 17,977
  • 9 Reviews

    • I bought three in small pots this spring ,with small amounts of red flowers. Loved the color and the smell! Put them in my garden and they took off...huge!. Rebloomed late summer thru frost; amazing show. Died back to ground(Jan.).

      Kaite
      California
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I LOVE this plant. It has great design value in the border. Even though you say it only grows 12"-24", in our full sun beds, we've had it grow 3'to 4'. Wonderful accent plant.

      COLEEN TOONE
      Utah
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love it! Love the color combination!

      Marilyn B. Grua
      Kentucky
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 2009 was the first time I grew it. Through our hot days that were over 100, the sage performed wonderfully! It never wilted, even in the all day full sun. It is still going strong even now in November, and the flowers make the plant look so fresh.

      Sally Hosler
      Oklahoma
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Excellent choice for contrasting against a darker foliage. I've grown this plant on Long Island NY and Charleston, SC.

      Russell Studebaker
      South Carolina
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Wonderful color. bBooms too if you're lucky and the season is long enough.

      Pat Bazany
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • It's Awesome!

      Marci
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • During the drought of 2007 this plant which was added to my bed this spring performed like a true champion. Beautiful foliage and bright flowers the butterflies and hummingbirds went crazy over.

      April Prater
      South Carolina
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 21 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
    2006 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2006 Bronze Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
    2006 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
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