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

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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Rockin'® 'Golden Delicious' Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

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.

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
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.

Rockin'® 'Golden Delicious' Salvia elegans USPP 17,977
  • 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.).

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Kaite
    California
    United States
    7 years ago
  • 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.

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marilyn B. Grua
    Kentucky
    United States
    7 years ago
  • 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.

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

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marci
    Michigan
    United States
    7 years ago
  • 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    April Prater
    South Carolina
    United States
    7 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    New Jersey
    United States
    7 years ago
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 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
2006 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
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 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
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