OLYMPUS® Gold Leaf Sage

Salvia chrysophylla

Salvia chrysophylla
Named for the hint of gold color in its fuzzy, leather leaves, OLYMPUS™ gold leaf sage is treasure waiting to be planted in USDA zone 5 gardens. One-inch, bicolor flowers emerge in July, sporting large lavender upper lips and white lower lips. Multiple flowers will encircle the upper stems at the nodes above foliage of slightly cupped leaves. It can lightly self-sow in the gravel mulch of water-wise gardens.
Plant Type perennial
Height 12"-20"
Width 12"-18"
Flowering Season July through August
Flower Color bicolor, lavender upper and white lower lips
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs moderate to low
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-9
Soil Type well-drained loam, clay loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2022
Annual Commercial Maintenance Deadhead while flowering to prolong flowering and in late summer back to lower foliage.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance and replace plants if needed
Elevation Guide Up to 6000 ft