Salvia elegans, Pineapple
Pineapple sage has scarlet red flowers with green leaves with a pale green, white veined underside are covered with fine hairs. Coming into bloom late summer and making the plant a valuable source of nectar for hummingbirds. Other uses making teas, potpourri, cream cheese, jams and jellies. Grow as annual or tender perennial. Easy to grow and well worth it with all the many benefits, as the fragrance attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 8-10
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Mature Growth: 3-4 feet high – 3-4 feet wide
Soil: Average garden soil with enriched humus, deep weekly watering.
Blooms: Mid Summer – Autumn until first frost
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds