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Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple' (Pineapple-scented Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple')Herb Plant

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Pineapple-scented Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple'(Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple')Herb in 1 litre Pot

Pineapple-scented Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple' or 'Salvia rutilans'  Salvia elegans Tangerine is a tender perennial herb that can grow up to 60cm tall. Originating from the mountain regions of Central America, and thus preferring warmer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK, Tangerine Sage can still thrive here predominantly in the South of England if positioned in a sheltered, well-drained soil in a sunny site and given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter. Elsewhere it makes a great container plant which can be moved under cover as bringing in from the cold before any risk of frost this will extend the flowering period. Tangerine Sage will put on a show of bright red trumpet-shaped flowers in summer, given the right conditions.  The leaves are small and oval shaped, and have a wonderful scent of tangerine. Once hit by frost, the plant will die back, and come up again the following spring, providing it is not waterlogged. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers.

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Pineapple-scented Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple'is grown as a tender perennial herb plant primarily for its flowers, which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. However, the leaves and flowers can be used to flavour food and drinks. The leaves can be snipped into salads and the flowers make an attractive addition to a salad too. In addition the leaves add a herby pineapple taste to fruit drinks and cocktails or on their own make a refreshing tea.  


Buy Pineapple-scented Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple' Online

Our potted Pineapple-scented Sage 'Scarlet Pineapple' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September, plant out once risk of frost has past, and grow in a container if frosts are prevalent in your area so it can be moved inside to protect from frost overwinter.

Other Details

Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type:
Light Well Drained soil
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Latin Name:
Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple'
RHS rating H2 - Tender - keep frost free
Special Features:
Pollinator Friendly
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Product Reviews

  1. Sad 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2020

    My mother in law had read an article in her gardening magazine about pineapple sage, she's gardened for 50 + years and made enquiries on where she could get it from, she was advised Hooks and wrote to me to ask if I could make enquiries, I ordered one for her (along with another plant as a surprise) and she said the plant received was a sad looking plant and would need some tlc, I'm disappointed the I spent good money for the two plants and postage, hearing the feedback from a good fair lady

  2. looking good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2018

    Glad to find a replacement for a plant I had a few years ago. It was well-packaged and arrived safely, and its now in the ground enjoying the weather. A good healthy specimen. Very pleased with all my purchases from Hooks Green Herbs.

  3. Sage Pineapple 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Nov 2016

    Healthy plant looking forward to it maturing
    Good delivery would buy from here again

  4. Lovely flowers, gorgeous leaf scent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2016

    Our order arrived safely and well packaged. Now in a big pot because we know from previous experience it is not fully hardy if left in the ground over winter. This is a delightful plant which grows beautifully over summer and is full of dainty bright red would flowers. Bruise a leaf and smell the pineapple - delicious.

  5. Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple' Sage Pineapple (1L Pot) 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    I'd seen this plant on a James Martin Home Comforts programme and looked for the plant on line... found your site. Plant arrived in great condition and look forward to trying the recipe soon. I'd recommend your site for quick delivery of great plants. I'll also be recommending the site to the local gardening club.

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