Salvia officinalis 'Kew Gold'
sage 'Kew Gold'
'Kew Gold' is a compact evergreen sub-shrub to 30cm tall, with golden yellow leaves and pale violet-blue flowers in early summer
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a light, moist, but well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered position. Avoid excessive winter wet
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 9 in spring
Foot and root rots, powdery mildew and verticillium wilt can be problematic on salvias
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