Salvia 'Golden'


Photo courtesy of Ball Horticultural

  • Golden sage has chartreuse leaves edged in gold
  • Produces purple flowers in the spring
  • Has same aromatic and flavor as traditional sage
  • Its cream-colored leaves are decorated with an almost lime green patch in the center
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Pollinators

Interesting Notes about Sage:

Golden sage is related to the mint family. A cultivar of the standard variety, Salvia officinalis

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Tends to get woody and leggy, so pruning is essential.

Avoid pruning out the woody material unless it is dead, as this can result in die back 

Height: 24-30 in
Spread: 18-24 in
Spacing: 24-26 in
Price Level 1: $4.99 ea.~4 ½” pot
Bloom Color: Chartreuse, Green
Zone: 5-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Heat Tolerant
  • Border or Bed
  • Container


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Variegated

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water