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Pineapple sage is an herbaceous perennial in the Lamiaceae (mint) family best grown as an annual in colder regions. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala and grows 3 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide. The genus name Salvia is derived from the Latin term salveo, which means ‘be well’ and refers to the plant's medicinal properties.

Pineapple sage will grow best in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Although somewhat drought tolerant, leaves will begin to drop with insufficient moisture. Although the plant will die down to the ground with the first frost, it will grow back the next spring in mild climates. It is not recommended to grow pineapple sage from seed unless started indoors and set out as a well developed plant. Stem cutting is another propagation strategy. 

 

It is used in teas, potpourri, cream cheese, jams and jellies

 

From https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/salvia-elegans/

HE Sage, Pineapple

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  • Latin Name Salvia elegans
    Plant Type

    Edible

    Herb

    Annual 

    Zone 8a-10b
    Height 3-5'
    Width 3-4'
    Growth Habit Clumping
    Growth Rate Rapid
    Bloom Time Summer
    Light
    Requirements

    Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)

    Partial Shade (4-6 hrs)

    Water Needs

    Occasionally Dry
    Average Water Needs

    Soil Type

    Average Soil Quality

    High Organic Matter

    Weii-drained

    Animal
    Resistance
    Deer,
    Rabbit
    Tolerance Drought, Salt
    Uses

      Cut Flower

     Edible Garden

     Mass Planting

    Origin Mexico, Guatemala

    Attracts.            

    Wings: 

    Attracts Butterflies               

    Bee Friendly

    Hummingbirds

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