Salvia officinalis 'Aurea' | Golden Sage

Salvia officinalis 'Aurea' | Golden Sage

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Leaves are a lovely bright yellow with dark green centers. It has a mild culinary flavor, with pretty purple flowers in spring, although it is not a heavy bloomer. This is a handsome border plant, growing to 1 foot tall and wide. It is a lovely choice in mixed perennial containers or herb bowls, being as fun to grow as an ornamental as a culinary herb.
 
It is less hardy than the species, generally needing to be replaced every 2 or 3 years. It is more adaptable to shade , remaining productive even in heavy afternoon shade. Like the species it does not like to have wet feet, so add plenty of drainage and grow on the dry side. It is a lovely choice for cooking, really pretty to decorate cheese dishes and dress up roast chickens, pork and potatoes. Prune up to 50% whenever it looks rangy.