Golden Sage

Golden Sage

Golden brown.

 
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Available in the following states:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC

A sturdy, South African shrub with the most unusual blooms. The flowers last well and repeat across three seasons. Golden yellow on opening, they mature through to apricot and bronzed tones. Even after the flowers finish, the calyx remain and have a nice ornamental appeal.
Quick to establish, it will tough out hot sunny spots and becomes dry tolerant once established. A nice choice for coastal or exposed gardens.
Plant into moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish then only if rainfall is low. The beneficial insects and birds will love it. Unless you freeze it is quite frost tolerant. Prune to tidy and shape as required. Old wood will build up over the years and you shouldn’t be afraid to rid yourself of it, or propagate and start again.
Other common names include Golden Sage, Brown Salvia, Beach Salvia, Dune Sage. Syn. Salvia aurea. I always think of the Stranglers song when I see this one “Golden brown, texture like sun ... Never a frown with golden brown”.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm

Code

SLXGS

Botantical name

Salvia africana-lutea

Height

80-150cm

Width

80-150cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Unavailable in WA

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

7.5 cm

Water needs

1