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Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' /Golden Sage

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'   / Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
The green gold colored leaves are highly ornamental
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The green gold colored leaves are highly ornamental

The aromatic leaves have multiple culinary uses

A specimen with more gold in leaves, possibly due to a higher gowing temperature

Thick leaves with bright yellow margins

Foliage with rough surfaces


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Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
Common Name: Golden Sage
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue, Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
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Comments: This low growing herb with green and gold, scented leaves has many culinary uses. It does produce bluish flowers, but never in great profusion or very frequently. Prune in early spring as needed. This selection is highly ornmenatal in the landscape.