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
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade