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Proven Accents® Rockin'® 'Golden Delicious' Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 36"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Good looks AND personality.

    Bright, pineapple-scented yellow foliage on a very heat tolerant plant.  Fire engine red flowers may appear in Fall for Southern growers or other with a long season.

    Award Winner
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    15 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    An eye-catching addition to any combination, window box or plant bed. 'Golden Delicious' makes an excellent vertical foliage accent plant and looks great in mass plantings.  Great in landscapes or containers, where it works alone or in large combinations.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Golden foliaged plants may sunburn in very high light. In areas with strong sun this plant may benefit from afternoon shade.  Golden Delicious is heat and humidity tolerant, as well as downy mildew resistant.  For most gardeners this is a foliage plant only. It does get red flowers in fall, in some long-season climates.

    Grown mainly for its great yellow-green foliage, in very long season climates red flowers may appear.  The more sun the foliage receives the brighter the chartreuse color.  In more shade, the foliage is more green. It is an outstanding vertical foliage accent. It is very heat and humidity tolerant.

    Proven Accents® Rockin'® 'Golden Delicious' Salvia elegans USPP 17,977
  • 12 Reviews

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    • I bought three pots of medium size plants and planted them in the back of a perennial bed. They took off !!! immediately, and I thought I would get a lot of fall blooms for our over-wintering hummingbirds. They didn't bloom as expected, but wow, they bloomed all winter. We had a mild winter, but still they hung in during freezing temps at night and didn't stop blooming until January. I didn't cut them back, and they came budding out and blooming in March and are still blooming in April. I should have but them back, but kind of wanted to see what they would do left to their own devices. I really love these plucky plants and they look great in the back of the bed!

      Vicki Cotrell
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I bought three pots of medium size plants and planted them in the back of a perennial bed. They took off !!! immediately, and I thought I would get a lot of fall blooms for our over-wintering hummingbirds. They didn't bloom as expected, but wow, they bloomed all winter. We had a mild winter, but still they hung in during freezing temps at night and didn't stop blooming until January. I didn't cut them back, and they came budding out and blooming in March and are still blooming in April. I should have but them back, but kind of wanted to see what they would do left to their own devices. I really love these plucky plants and they look great in the back of the bed!

      Vicki Cotrell
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Amazing deer resistance and lovely foliage

      Helen Lawson
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 46 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I bought three in small pots this spring ,with small amounts of red flowers. Loved the color and the smell! Put them in my garden and they took off...huge!. Rebloomed late summer thru frost; amazing show. Died back to ground(Jan.).

      Kaite
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I LOVE this plant. It has great design value in the border. Even though you say it only grows 12"-24", in our full sun beds, we've had it grow 3'to 4'. Wonderful accent plant.

      COLEEN TOONE
      , Utah
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love it! Love the color combination!

      Marilyn B. Grua
      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 2009 was the first time I grew it. Through our hot days that were over 100, the sage performed wonderfully! It never wilted, even in the all day full sun. It is still going strong even now in November, and the flowers make the plant look so fresh.

      Sally Hosler
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Excellent choice for contrasting against a darker foliage. I've grown this plant on Long Island NY and Charleston, SC.

      Russell Studebaker
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Wonderful color. bBooms too if you're lucky and the season is long enough.

      Pat Bazany
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • It's Awesome!

      Marci
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 30 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer Dallas Arboretum
    2018 Top 10 - Flowering Plants Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2018 Top Performer Cornell University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Top Performer University of Delaware
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
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