Golden Sage
Golden Sage

Golden Sage

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SKU: S4655
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Golden Sage
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul
Height: 12" Spacing: 12-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes

Product Details

Product Details

Add a great accent of color contrast to your garden with this compact shrubby herb. Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Aurea') is perfect for smaller gardens where space is limited. Provides excellent peppery flavoring for sausage, stuffings, cheese recipes, and soups. Harvest the young chartreuse-yellow leaves and add them to salads and omelets for a pop of color and flavor.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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J. Bales from Lewisville, AR

I received these today and they were absolutely beautiful plants. The green and gold color of the leaves are so pretty and just barely rubbing the leaves releases a wonderful sage fragrance. I even tried chewing a leaf and the flavor is wonderful. Since my new herb bed is not ready I'll be growing these in a large contrainer in front of the house. They're too pretty to hide!

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Culinary Sage (Salvia officinalis) is native to the Mediterranean coast, where it thrives in hot, dry summers in thin, rocky soil. For this reason, it requires a well-drained spot in full sun and a good, deep watering perhaps once a week during the growing season if there is no rainfall. Good drainage is especially important during the winter. (For container grown plants, check the soil regularly. If it is dry 1in deep, provide water.) Harvest leaves at any time and use them fresh or dry. Cut back your plant by half (or more) each spring to encourage full, bushy growth. Sage is largely untroubled by pests or disease. Plants tend not to be long-lived, so plan to replace them every 3 or 4 years. Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Aurea') is hardy in Zones 7-8; Tricolor Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor') in Zones 6-8.

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans) is native to Mexico and Guatemala, where it can grow to 6ft tall. Hardy in Zones 8-10, but can be grown in a container elsewhere and treated as an annual. Plant in full sun to light shade and well-drained soil. During the summer, water freely and feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer.


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