Golden Sage
Salvia aurea L. (= Salvia africana-lutea L.)

Golden Sage, Beach Sage, Dune Sage, Sand Sage, Bruinsalie, Sandsalie, Strandsalie, Geelblomsalie

Family: Lamiaceae

Salvia aurea is a drought-resistant and fragrant plant with unusually coloured flowers that attracts birds and butterflies, and feeds honeybees. It is fairly fast-growing, up to 2 m, and very attractive to wildlife.

A sage that can be used in cooking, but with less flavor intensity. Primarily an ornamental sage that is outstanding in the garden and flower beds for its color and shape. All sages are deer resistant. The leaves are used in potpourri or used for teas made to treat coughs, colds, bronchitis and female ailments.