Pineapple Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple'

Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple' | Also known as: Elegant Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple', Tangerine Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple' Salvia rutilans 'Scarlet Pineapple' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Mixing beauty and practicality in equal measure, Salvia elegans not only makes a memorable impact on your garden visually, and aromatically, it can also be used to add flavour to drinks and salads. Commonly known as Pineapple Sage, its foliage has a wonderfully sweet pineapple fragrance when crushed. It also sports spikes of stunning scarlet blooms when flowering. This perennial loves sun and fertile, well-drained soil, but strongly dislikes cold, so depending on your climate, you could grow it as an annual. Pruning is recommended, removing the dead flowers is sure to invigorate growth

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early winter
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Compact
  • Clump-forming
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-11
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - 4
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Culinary use
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years
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Mixing beauty and practicality in equal measure, Salvia elegans not only makes a memorable impact on your garden visually, and aromatically, it can also be used to add flavour to drinks and salads. Commonly known as Pineapple Sage, its foliage has a wonderfully sweet pineapple fragrance when crushed. It also sports spikes of stunning scarlet blooms when flowering. This perennial loves sun and fertile, well-drained soil, but strongly dislikes cold, so depending on your climate, you could grow it as an annual. Pruning is recommended, removing the dead flowers is sure to invigorate growth