Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans Rockin'® Golden Delicious) in the Salvias Database

Trade name information:
Series: Rockin'®
Trade Name: Golden Delicious
Cultivar name: 'Golden Delicious'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading not necessary.
Uses: Culinary Herb
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP17,977


Sensational Salvias: Much More Than Those Fantastic Flowers!Sensational Salvias: Much More Than Those Fantastic Flowers!
September 15, 2015

Hamilton Square Perennial Garden is one of three large gardens thriving in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. It is an all-volunteer labor of love. The concept of a garden cemetery may strike some as unusual, but it is now a much lovelier place to rest in peace or to just visit than in its past incarnation as a derelict and vandalized city-owned property. Hamilton Square has upwards of 50 Salvias. Here are a few with qualities that bring as much joy as their flowers.

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Posted by Claudia (Coatesville IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 25, 2014 1:55 PM

I grew this in a container because it is an annual here in zone 5. It really did well for me. I really liked the color combination. It was nice having something that was uncommon. I found it easy to take care of. I would love to find it again. It did attract butterflies and hummingbirds for us to enjoy.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Sep 23, 2011 10:42 PM

In 2006, I grew Golden Delicious for the first time and I love it! I had to get it from mail order as it wasn't available locally and still isn't.

I haven't found it to grow it since 2006, but I'd love to because it is stunning with the color of the leaves and then, when it blooms those red flowers (the combination of the two), it is breathtakingly beautiful!

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