Scientific Name: Salvia elegans Form: Mounded
Common Name:pineapple sage Texture:Medium
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Mexico, Central America Hardiness Zone:Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Spike-like), Red, Sep- Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Fragrance, Herb, Perennial border, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite on square stems, ovate, up to 8 cm long, and smell like pineapple when crushed; florets bright scarlet, two-lipped, in a spike-like verticillaster up to 20 cm long.