Salvia elegans
"Pineapple Sage"

Salvia elegans Pineapple SageSalvia elegans Pineapple Sage

Be prepared for clouds of exquisite, eye catching, scarlet-red flowers! “Pineapple sage” blooms late in the Summer thru Fallproviding a nectar oasis for hummingbirds!  Humans can enjoy the sight & a sweet ripe pineapple scent (& taste!) from the crisp, yellow-green leaves.  Native to Central Mexico & the Sierra Madre del Sur, this perennial grows rapidly to a 4-5’ tall & 2-3’ wide shrub. Cut back when leaves start to emerge in Spring for prettiest habit. Performs best protected from the wind & planted in well drained, rich soil.

Salvia elegans Pineapple Sage

Kathleen,
Mail Order Maven

Sun/Pt Sun
Avg./Low water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 8-11