Sage - pineapple

Salvia rutilans

This tall growing half hardy aromatic herb with pineapple scented leaves and bright scarlet flowers works well in a pot so it can be moved into a sheltered position for winter. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Aromatic
  • Edible flowers
  • Leaves for tea
  • Good for pot growing

A beautiful herb native to the higher regions of Mexico, this salvia grows amazing quickly once the weather has warmed up and because of its height can be used as a fragrant screen for a patio or seated area. The pineapple scented leaves and scarlet flowers can be used to make tea, brighten up summer cocktails and jazz up fruit dishes.

Plant care

  • Height: 100-150cm
  • Type: Half hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Red
  • Flowering period: August 

Don't be put off by the half-hardy nature of this fast growing aromatic herb, even if you aren't able to keep it over winter, it is worth growing as an annual. It is best grown in full sun and if you are able to move it into a cold greenhouse for the winter then container growing is the way to go.  With the first frosts, the top growth dies right back and in mild winters it will survive outside and shoot again in spring.



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