Salvia elegans
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Salvia elegans

pineapple sage

  family lamiaceae 
  genus salvia 

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Genus  Salvia Species  elegans Variety  Cultivar  Common names  pineapple sage Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S3535 Data source  CrscntBlm;HumGrdn p57
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Rich Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Mostly Natives Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Redwood Garden notes  Salvia elegans has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. The optimal soil texture for Pineapple sage is one that is rich. Partial to full shade is ideal for this plant. It prefers moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Salvia elegans has an annual life cycle. Leaves: Pineapple sage has woolly light green leaves with a fruity taste. Flowers: This plant has flowers in spikes. This long flowering plant is in bloom from June through November. The blossoms are most often a red color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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