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Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious'

  • Salvia 'Golden Delicious' is a fragrant flowering annual in the Garden Geek Collection.
  • With bright golden yellow foliage and striking deep red flower, Salvia 'Golden Delicious' is the perfect addition to any mixed planter or ornamental garden bed.
  • Growing best in full sun and well-drained soil, Salvia 'Golden Delicious' needs a little more water than other salvia varieties.
  • Salvia 'Golden Delicious' is deer resistant.

Hummingbirds love the striking red flower spikes in late summer and fall. Green leaves are tinged with light red edges. Amazing pineapple scent is released when the leaves are brushed. Use fresh leaves in fruit salads and teas, and flower spikes as a fragrant garnish.

Interesting Notes:

A large garden plant that adds a pleasant fragrance when used in the background or as a dramatic filler.

Height: 36-48 Inches

Spread: 36 Inches

USDA Zone: 8-10

Color: Red

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Hummingbirds


  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary
  • Focal Point
  • Cut Flower
  • Fragrant

Combo Usage:

  • Thriller (focal point)


  • Garden Geek

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Gold

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)
  • Spring(Foliage)
  • Fall(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others