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Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Delicious
Additional cultivar information: (PP17977)
Hybridized by Horvath; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive nonigardens On Sep 16, 2009, nonigardens from Provo, UT wrote:

Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' is a wonderful staple in out gardens. It gives us the zing we need for a mid height plant. I've had them grow as tall as 4' and as short as 18"- depending on how happy they are in their sight. This is a must have for any sunny border.
nonigardens Provo, Ut

Positive vossner On Mar 26, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

when crushed, leaves smell like pineapples. Beautiful golden foliage w/ red flowers.

Positive Marilynbeth On Jun 2, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

I grew it in a 20" plastic container on my sunny patio in 2006 next to the green Pineapple Sage. It was beautiful and looked great next to its sibling. Can't remember where I bought it (locally) in 2006, but I'll have to try and get it, locally or mail order for 2008. It's a winner! Love it!

Positive macazali On Nov 12, 2006, macazali from Natchez, MS wrote:

i bought a small plant and it has gone absolutely nuts. it is blooming like crazy again and it is mid-november here in natchez, ms. i just keep on cutting clippings and root it in water or put it in root tone and put it in the ground with good success. i am curious what will happen to it over the winter. it makes a striking bright lime mass from afar and the red blooms are delightful. it has shifted from being a nice specimen plant to a labndscape basic.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Fallbrook, California
Walnut Creek, California
Dacula, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Monroe, Louisiana
Okatie, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Haltom City, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Orem, Utah
Provo, Utah

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