Golden Sage

Salvia aurea

Beach Sage, Dune Sage, Sand Sage

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Salvia aurea L. on beach dune at Nature's Valley, South Africa
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Salvia aurea is an aromatic hardy shrub with unusually coloured flowers borne over a long period. It is fairly fast-growing, up to 2 m, and very attractive to wildlife.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Orange, Red

Credits

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by Cherise Viljoen, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, July 2002. Updated by Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, November 2015 and February 2019 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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