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Pineapple Scented Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia elegans Müll. Arg.
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
Pineapple Scented Sage (Salvia  elegans) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24, 26-30 as perennial
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 15°F (-10°C)

Heat Tolerance: Sensitive to reflected heat, questionable resistance in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mountains of Mexico and Guatemala

Growth Habits: Perennial shrub, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm) or more, 2 feet spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, softwood cuttings in summer


The dried leaves of the pineapple sage are fragrant and can be used in pot-pourris. Fresh leaves can be used in salads, desserts, or drinks. The Salvia elegans is said to be useful against nausea and indigestion.

Pineapple Scented Sage (Salvia  elegans)

Blooming Habits:
The Pineapple Sage blooms at the end of the summer until the end of fall. The red flowers are very attractive to the hummingbirds.

Fruiting Habits:


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