Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)
Pineapple Sage, Salvia elegans is a wonderful herb and landscape plant. It's name is derived from it's uncanny scent of fresh cut pineapple! Plant a small Pineapple Sage in early spring after chance of frost has passed, and by fall you will have a 3' to 4' plant covered in beautiful red flowers. This plant attracts and supports all kinds of pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
There are culinary and herbal uses for Pineapple Sage as well. Leaves of the pineapple sage plant may be steeped for teas and the blossoms can be used as an attractive garnish for salads and deserts. Blooms can be sugared and used to garnish cakes or cookie platters. And they make beautiful additions to your favorite cocktail.
Pineapple sage requires a place in the sunshine where the soil is well drained but moist and rich enough to support its rapid growth. Plant 24-36 inches apart. Pineapple Sage is hardy to 20 degrees, but mulching in winter helps roots survive at colder temps.
Plant is shipped as rooted cutting in oasis foam. Please plant into soil as soon as possible after received.
NOTE: Live plants are shipped ONLY on Tuesday of each week. If your order is received by Sunday, it will ship out on the following Tuesday. We close rooting season in the colder months of November through February. Our last orders for the season need to be received by October 15. If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com. Thanks!