Facts of Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant). "Sceintific name for Pineapple Sage Plant is Salvia elegans". The Pineapple Sage Plant derived its name from the uncanny pineapple scent coming from its foliage. The Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) produce seasonal red flowers, which often look and smell great when they are cut for a flower arrangement. The Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) can grow up to four feet (1.2 meter) tall and it can be as wide as its height by the time it blooms. It normally starts to bloom as from late September and continues to late fall. Blooms normally continue in winter at areas where freezing occurs rarely.
A mature Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) is conspicuous in spring and shows itself as a mass of shoots sprouting from the crown. Their square stems resemble those of the mint family while their leaves usually lie opposite to the stem, slightly downy and reach up to 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long. The neat arrangement of the leaves and the solid green color provides for the attractive foil normally seen in summer flowers. The stems progressively become woody as the Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) mature. The plant exhibits rounded, dense growth because of its many lateral branches. The flowers are tubular and they are featured by distinct lips just like other salvias. The flowers, which are born at the tips of the leaves, are called verticillasters. The blossoms normally begin to open from the bottom of the currycomb-like clusters.
Conditions for Growth
The Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) are quite hardy and they do well in zone 8 all the way through to zone 9. In zone 7, their roots may overwinter. The Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) require full sunny conditions and well-drained soils. They should be moist and nutrient-rich. The Pineapple Sage Plants should be grown at a spacing of 24 to 36 inches (60.9 to 91.4 cm). They should be fertilized during planting. The Pineapple Sage Plant could be hardy but they should be grown in areas above 20 degrees. Nevertheless, they can withstand cold temperatures if they are grown on sandy soils. The Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) do well in alkaline to slightly acidic PH.
The Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) does well in mild climates and they need regular watering. Fertilization is also prime but generally, it requires minimal maintenance. You should mulch them with wood chips and remember to protect the Pineapple Sage Flower (Plant) from insects.