- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 7 - 9
The Pineapple Sage Plant, or Salvia elegans, is a bushy plant with a rounded form. Elongated red flowers bloom on tall spikes by summer’s end. The plant has a slight pineapple fragrance and adds a fruity flavor to drinks and meals. The leaves can be harvested at any time.
Pineapple Sage Plant Care
Pineapple Sage Plants like sunny, warm conditions, so plant outside after there is no longer a chance of frost. The soil should be rich, moist, and well drained because this stunner does not tolerate wet feet. While this plant thrives in full sun, a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal.
Growing Pineapple Sage Plant
Mature plants will reach 24 to 36 inches tall and may need to be staked to stand up. Plants will spread 24 to 36 inches wide and should be spaced at least 24 inches apart. Pineapple This sage is not cold hardy, so start plants indoors and wait until after the last frost to plant them outside. Move them back inside in the fall if you want to keep the plant over the winter.
Pineapple Sage is an excellent container plant. Choose a pot 16 to 18 inches in diameter with drainage holes. Plants in containers will need rich soil and full sun, and more frequent watering. Water daily or when the top couple inches of soil are dry.
Watering Pineapple Sage Plant
This plant is drought tolerant, but the foliage may wilt in dry conditions, so water the plant when the top few inches of soil are dry or if the plant shows signs of dehydration. Potted plants need water when the top 2 to 3 inches of soil are dry.
Feeding Pineapple Sage Plant
Plants grown in rich soil with high organic content will not need fertilizer. Feed plants in low-quality soil using a balanced plant food every few weeks during the growing season.
Pineapple Sage Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: Red Flower Spikes|
|Bloom Period: Late Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Pineapple Sage Plant|
|Other Name(s): Pineapple Sage|
|Scientific Name: Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.