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Salvia elegans

Pineapple sage

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to March
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Salvia elegans (Pineapple sage). This is a perennial herb, which will produce beautiful light green foliage and red-purple flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Border, fragrance, culinary. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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