days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: aphids and overwatering
harvest notes: harvest flowers for use fresh
Pineapple sage is a fun tropical sage variety that has leaves that are slightly scented like pineapple, thus the name. While the leaves aren’t commonly used as an herb fresh they are edible and are a good source for things like specialty syrups, or other fragrance based culinary uses. The flowers are also edible and are beautiful and bright red. Pollinators like hummingbirds also love the flowers so take some and leave some for your feathered friends. Pineapple sage is perennial here in our subtropical climate where it won’t get frozen over winter, and is a fun specimen plant in a diverse garden.
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