Yellow Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery

Yellow flowered Salvias are generally herbaceous perennials, but an increasing number of our Jame Sage Hybrids are in this group as well. Often, they are cold-hardy, shade-loving species. We offer a pleasing assortment to light up gardens.


Related Blog entries for plants in the Yellow Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery

Cultivating Color: Tracking the Elusive History of Autumn & Mountain Sage Warm Pastel Hybrids -- Part I:

Whether planned or accidental, hybrids happen. This is especially true among the closely related Southwestern and Mexican species of Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (S. microphylla). They are native to different areas of the Southwest and Mexico, but cross freely when they meet. This story is the first installment in a two-part series initiating our Cultivating Color series. It involves the late Dr. Richard F. Dufresne, a Salvia specialist who helped us track the history of warm-colored S. x jamensis hybrids.

Cultivating Color: Tracking the Elusive History of Autumn & Mountain Sage Warm Pastel Hybrids -- Part II:

Luminous Salvia x jamensis pastel flowers began warming up nursery catalogs in the late 1990s. Their journey from steep Mexican mountains to American and European gardens began in the mid-19th century with the discovery of Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii). This is the second post in a two-part article about these Jame Sage hybrids of Autumn and Mountain Sage (S. microphylla). It includes descriptions of ten favorite Jame Sages.

Pantone Pageant Cheerful Lemon Zest and Nectarine Designer Salvias:

Let there be light; let there be brightness. Yellows and oranges are cheerful colors to combine in a grouping of perennials. Pantone's spring 2013 designer colors -- golden yellow Lemon Zest 13-0756 and its hot orange Nectarine 16-1360 -- are fun colors to match to sages (Salvia spp.) that can turn up the light in a garden whether sunny or shady. Two groupings for sunny or shady gardens are offered

Cultivating Color: Rare Yellows in the Salvia Garden:

Among Salvias, one might say yellow represents rarity because, overall, it’s an uncommon flower color for sages. But China and Japan are home to a number of yellow-flowered species, especially shade-loving types. Read more at Everything Salvias.

Properties for plants in the Yellow Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery
Name Mature height Mature width Flower color Bract color Exposure
Salvia madrensis 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl' 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Vivid Yellow Brilliant Greenish Yello Full sun to partial shade
Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow' 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia spathacea 'Avis Keedy' 1 to 2 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Greenish Yellow Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia glutinosa 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Light Greenish Yellow Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia nipponica var. Formosana 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia madrensis 'Silver Leaf' 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia glabrescens 'Elk Yellow & Purple' 1 foot or less 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia nubicola 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia sp. from Szechuan 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Deep Purplish Red Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia nipponica 'BSWJ5829' 1 foot or less 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia x 'Elk Lemon Light' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Pale Greenish Yellow Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia arborescens Pale Yellowish Green Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia gesneriiflora x madrensis 5 to 6 feet 4 to 5 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia bowleyana 2 to 3 feet 3 to 4 feet Light Yellow Moderate Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia 'Golden Girl' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Light Greenish Yellow Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia bulleyana 1 to 2 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia omeiana 2 to 3 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia x 'Elk Morning Sun' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia austriaca 2 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
* We have not yet defined this plants colors