Pineapple Sage with its amazing pineapple scent, and stunning red flowers is one of the most underused garden plants!
The bright green leaves of the Pineapple Sage, Salvia elegans, makes a great tea. Some of our customers say that it's great in chicken dishes as well. This deciduous Sage is a magnet to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds! This plant grows beautiful bright red tubular flowers that hummingbirds cannot resist.
Bruising a leaf or two of this wonderfully fragrant perennial when walking through the garden emits as much fragrance as lavender plants. A delightfully easy to grow garden plant as well as being a great addition to any garden or landscape for summer color and summer fragrance.
Use Pineapple Sage flowers of this aromatic, fruity herb in fruit salads or as garnish for summer drinks.
Mince a couple handfuls of Pineapple sage leaves to add in cream cheese for a fruity, cheesy spread, in raisin bread dough or steep the leaves in hot apple juice. The leaves also make for a nice winter tea when steeped in hot water. The fruity element of this perennial is lost in drying the leaves and/or flowers.
Pineapple Sage is grown in pint pots.
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses may be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.
- Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Herb Plants
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Dry, Well Drained, Moist
- Bloom Season: Summer, Autumn
- Bloom Color: Red
- Mature Height: 2 - 3ft
- Growth Rate: Fast-Growing
- Planting Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.
Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.
This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.