Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed in a location that will receive full sun to partial shade. Space plants 20″ apart in dry to average soil that is well-drained. Plant height 18-24″. All of the sage varieties are drought tolerant, and a great choice for mixed pots.
During the spring and summer months it is good to use a regular liquid fertilizer or light compost mulch for optimal growth. Sage is a perennial in zone 5 and will become quite woody after a year or two so plants should be replaced every four or five years. Cut back severely in the spring before new growth appears.
Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Deer resistant.
Sage, Golden salvia officinalis ‘Aurea’
Golden Sage is a cheery perennial addition to the herb or flower garden; there are few herbs with leaves as consistently yellow. Although it has the spicy Sage aroma it is best as an ornamental herb, not a culinary one. Plant alongside Tricolor and Common Sage for a pretty rainbow of colors, or in sunny combination planters with other herbs. Blooms are a light purple color.