Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegens) is a member of the mint family native to Mexico and Guatemala that loves full sun and average drainage. Beautiful red blooms appear in mid spring and late fall and are excellent attractors of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

This tender perennial’s incredibly fragrant and fruity leaves can be used in jams or brewed into teas that have been used for generations as a natural stress reliever in the traditional medicine of its native regions.

Although somewhat delicate, mature plants have woody stems and usually break at the base of the stem, often taking some of the root structure with it. These can make ideal transplants and can be immediately planted elsewhere in your garden or landscaping bed.