Variegated Blue Anise Sage
Salvia guaranitica 'Omaha Gold'
A variegated version of blue anise sage named by Sonoma County horticulturist Bob Hornback, displaying yellow and green variegated leaves that are most pronounced in winter. One of the larger varieties of anise-scented sage, omaha gold needs some support, especially in windy areas. Planting it at the base of a climbing rose can lead to lovely peek-a-boo surprises. It also does well in borders, woodland gardens, and moist parts of the yard. It is deer resistant, has an edible flower, and is adored by hummingbirds for its ample nectar!
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Bushy subshrub to 6' tall
Light: Full sun is okay, but enjoys morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil: Rich, well-draining soil
Origin: Southern South America, named by Sonoma County horticulturist Bob Hornback
Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower, Deer Resistant