Salvia Elegans Pineapple Sage


(Salvia elegans)


A tough, drought tolerant plant with a attractive pineapple scented foliage.


Large spikes of scarlet red, tubular flowers over summer and autumn.


Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Pineapple Sage will grow in poor soil and can be used as a foliage contrast amongst lavender, rosemary and penstemon or as an informal border plant. Foliage and flowers are edible and good for herbal teas.


Easily grown in most garden situations. Prune regularly in mid spring to keep compact.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 3
Habit An upright, bushy perennial with oval shaped, lime green leaves.
Position Full Sun, Moderate Frost.
Height 70CM
Width 80CM