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Proven Accents® Rockin'® Golden Delicious Salvia

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$14.99
  • Height 36-48 Inches
  • Width 24-36 Inches
  • Use as a filler when using in containers
  • Grown as a herb or an ornamental plant!

This one has it all! Looks, fragrance, taste, color...the list goes on. Golden Delicious Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage is the perfect accent plant in your landscape or large container garden. Its slightly hairy, chartreuse green foliage, red-tinged on new growth, is the focal point here. It is an herb with many culinary uses, too, as well as being a fragrant addition to your potpourri when dried. What is not to love about this?

Primarily grown as an annual in most regions of the United States, this Zone 8a to 11b perennial is native to Mexico and Guatemala where it grows as a small shrub in the higher elevations. Here in Zones 2-7 you can set it out after the danger of the last frost has passed. In warmer long season regions of the U.S. you may be gifted with the appearance of fiery red flowers reminiscent of lobelia.

Proven Accents Rockin' Golden Delicious Salvia Care

Plant pineapple sage in full sun although it will appreciate some light afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. It is heat and drought tolerant. It prefers a rich, well-draining humus soil, pH 5.5 to 6.2, that is evenly moist. Fertilize once in the season for landscape plantings, and on a regular 3 to 4 week regimen for container plants. It will retain its chartreuse lime green leaf color when planted in full sun, and will turn a darker green in shade.

Deadheading is not necessary as there is nothing to gain by doing so. Pinching back when first planted will encourage branching, but pineapple sage will take it from here, spreading out along the ground by underground roots and quickly filling your space. Container planting will help control this rampant growth and its lime green foliage compliments many rich dark foliage annuals as well as a plethora of bloom colors from other sun loving annuals.

Proven Accents Rockin' Golden Delicious Salvia Spacing

Proper spacing is crucial here given its tendency to spread. Growing up to 48 inches in one season, and spreading 24 to 36 inches wide, it will quickly take over a garden bed so be bold when planting it with other larger annuals that can hold their own, or consider mass planting the sage by itself. It tolerates deer browsing without much damage and is attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

Proven Accents® Rockin'® Golden Delicious Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Flower Color(s): Red
Bloom Period: Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall
Foliage Color(s) Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Chartreuse
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 36-48 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Spacing: 15-30 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Resists: Deer
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Fragrant, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Salvia elegans USPP 17,977
Common Name: Proven Accents® Rockin'® Golden Delicious Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage
Other Name(s): Tangerine Sage
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

1 Review - Proven Accents® Rockin'® Golden Delicious Salvia Show Reviews

  • 5
    It’s growing no flowers yet.

    Posted by Carol Oschman on Jul 1st 2021

    It’s growing no flowers yet.