Pineapple Sage

Salvia elegans

 

Growing Zones 8-11
  • Height: 3-4′
  • Width: 3-4′
  • Spacing:  2-3′
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
  • Location: Full Sun to Part Sun
  • Water:  Average

 

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Description

Pineapple Sage should be called Hummingbird Highway. Its profuse bright red tubular flowers and its attraction to hummingbirds are reason enough to plant this late season bloomer.  Pineapple Sage does have a pineappley fragrance, but it’s only real use in cooking is as a fresh edible flower. The flowers are reminiscent of Honeysuckle and make a colorful addition to salads, fruit cocktails or any garnish. They are particularly attractive with yellow or green bell pepper. They can be sugared and used to garnish cakes or cookie platters.