Named for the pineapple scent of its foliage, Pineapple Sage is a real treat in the garden. On a warm summers day brush past it to release the fresh, tropical pineapple scent. On top of this, late in the season, it will produce cardinal red, tubular blooms which in their native country attract hummingbirds whilst here in the UK they are enjoyed by bees and butterflies.
Enjoy steeped in hot water to make a herbal tea or jam, sprinkled onto a salad, added to beverages and desserts like ice cream and cheesecake. Flowers are flavoured with sweet nectar and are also great in cooking.
Genus: Salvia Elegans
Aspect: Full Sun
Hardiness: Half-hardy, may need winter protection
Height: 0.5 - 1 metres
Spread: 0.1 - 0.5 metres