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Salvia – Proven Accents® Rockin’ ‘Golden Delicious’

Garden Height
36 - 48
Spacing
15 - 30
Spread
24 - 36
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Red
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Grown mainly for its great yellow-green foliage, in very long season climates red flowers may appear.  The more sun the foliage receives the brighter the chartreuse color.  In more shade, the foliage is more green. It is an outstanding vertical foliage accent. It is very heat and humidity tolerant.

Features

Grown mainly for its great yellow-green foliage, in very long season climates red flowers may appear.  The more sun the foliage receives the brighter the chartreuse color.  In more shade, the foliage is more green. It is an outstanding vertical foliage accent. It is very heat and humidity tolerant.

Resists: Deer

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Golden foliaged plants may sunburn in very high light. In areas with strong sun this plant may benefit from afternoon shade.  Golden Delicious is heat and humidity tolerant, as well as downy mildew resistant.  For most gardeners this is a foliage plant only. It does get red flowers in fall, in some long-season climates.

Uses Notes

An eye-catching addition to any combination, window box or plant bed. 'Golden Delicious' makes an excellent vertical foliage accent plant and looks great in mass plantings.  Great in landscapes or containers, where it works alone or in large combinations.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8, B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-5
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-7
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch once at liner planting. PGRs are not necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for aphids and white flies.