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Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans

Common name pineapple sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers red
Size 3-5'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Way back in the early days of our Pennsylvania garden, when our herb garden was just a small patch of soil between our sets of patio steps, we grew pineapple sage one season. It was a nice curiosity, but since it was tender, we moved on to hardier sages in subsequent years. But now that we've transported ourselves to a Texas garden, this species is actually likely to be winter hardy, so we're giving it another go. Its primary attraction is of course the pineapple fragrance of the soft-hairy leaves, but the red flowers should be nice too, and may even attract hummingbirds.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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