- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 7 - 9
Who says your herb garden has to have the same old boring varieties year after year with no contrast or intrigue? We certainly do not! Golden Garden Sage Plant is the culinary herb that also brings an ornamental flare to your herb or vegetable garden. Salvia officinalis ‘icterina’, or Golden Garden Sage Plant, has an incredibly unique looking and vibrant chartreuse variegation that sets it apart from any other garden sages. Golden Garden Sage Plant can be used culinarily to flavor soups and stews or as an attractive garnish. This shrub-like plant with an attractive habit is perennial from zone 7 - 9. Golden Garden Sage can produce soft lilac-colored flowers later in summer.
Golden Garden Sage Plant Care
Plant Golden Garden Sage Plant in early spring after the last threat of frost. Plant in sandy, well-drained soil with a pH from 6-7. Golden Garden Sage Plant prefers a full-sun or a part-shade location. Split and divide large mature plants in the spring after the last frost and transplant the divisions. Mulch plants heavily in the fall to insulate the crown and roots for the winter. Cut back Golden Garden Sage Plants in late winter or very early spring to remove old growth and prepare for the new growing season.
Growing Golden Garden Sage Plant
Golden Garden Sage Plants are best grown from cuttings or small starter plants; they are difficult to start from seeds. Cuttings take at least 4 weeks to root, and young plants will take 4 - 6 weeks from transplanting to establish and begin to mature. Golden Garden Sage plants can grow up to 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Space plants 2 - 3 feet apart at the time of planting. With adequate sunlight, Golden Garden Sage Plant can be grown indoors in containers.
Golden Garden Sage Plant loves to be planted outdoors in a well-drained herb, vegetable, or even ornamental garden. They are great container plants and would act as the filler role in a mixed combination planter. If potted separately, provide a 12-inch pot with a drainage hole. If planting into a combination container, choose a larger pot from 14 - 16 inches in diameter. If initially provided the correct size pot, Golden Garden Sage will not likely need repotting in the growing season. Water containers thoroughly when the soil is dry.
Watering Golden Garden Sage Plant
Golden Garden Sage Plant has lower water needs and is somewhat drought tolerant. Allow soil to dry between waterings and do not overwater.
Feeding Golden Garden Sage
Golden Garden Sage Plant has lower fertilizer needs; fertilize once or twice a year. Add compost or a slow-release, granular fertilizer at the time of planting in the spring.
Golden Garden Sage Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Golden Garden Sage Plant|
|Other Name(s): Golden Garden Sage|
|Scientific Name: Salvia o. 'Aurea' - Golden Garden Sage|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.