General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Wrinkled
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Lavender-blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: May - June
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Golden Sage
  • Common Sage
  • Garden Sage
  • Culinary Sage

Photo Gallery
Photo by HamiltonSquare
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2007-12-09
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-06-03
Planted fall 2013.
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-05-04
Zone 9b.
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-06-22
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-07-16

Date: 2016-04-02
2 potted Golden Sage sitting in a tray with dianthus and sedum li
Plant Events from our members
variegatagal On April 29, 2023 Transplanted
variegatagal On May 2, 2022 Transplanted
2x HA Bed
variegatagal On April 6, 2022 Obtained plant
North Haven Gardens (x2)
variegatagal On March 26, 2021 Cuttings stuck
variegatagal On March 24, 2021 Transplanted
variegatagal On March 19, 2021 Obtained plant
Four Seasons Nursery x1
variegatagal On March 9, 2021 Maintenance performed
one specimen, HA bed
variegatagal On May 10, 2020 Obtained plant
Pruned top of one
variegatagal On April 5, 2020 Maintenance performed
2 specimens, took cuttings
variegatagal On October 22, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Only 1 survived, 2nd appears to have died.
variegatagal On April 19, 2018 Obtained plant
Calloway's Nursery (x2)
423 E Round Grove Rd, Lewisville, TX 75067
variegatagal On March 24, 2018 Obtained plant
Colonial Creek Farm (x2)
variegatagal On January 1, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
variegatagal On February 28, 2017 Obtained plant
North Haven Gardens​
variegatagal On September 5, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Died earlier this summer. Inside planter, not enough watering.
variegatagal On April 2, 2016 Obtained plant
Meador Nursery
2612 Fort Worth Dr
Denton, TX 76205
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