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SALVIA elegans 'Golden Delicious'
Golden Delicious Sage, Pineapple Sage
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The deliciously scented foliage and vivid red flowers of pineapple sage give this unique salvia a special place in the garden. Native to southern Mexico and Guatemala, this tender perennial grows quickly to form a dense, upright, woody-based mound of pointed, elliptical, rich green leaves which do indeed emit a pineapple fragrance when crushed. Slender spikes of brilliant red, tubular, lipped flowers appear from autumn through spring in mild winter zones within the plant’s hardiness range. In colder climates, it blooms in very late summer to early fall until cut back by frost. The glowing blooms are a magnet for hummingbirds.
Pineapple sage thrives in full sun and reasonably fertile, well-drained soil which receives regular moisture. Regular removal of spent flower spikes encourages heavier flowering where plants bloom throughout the winter. Where not hardy, this beautiful sage may be grown as an annual. Its wonderfully aromatic leaves are a delightful addition to summer drinks and fresh fruit salads.
12 - 1
8 - 11
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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