Common Name: Sage – Pineapple
Latin Name: Salvia elegans
Description: Evergreen shrub with bright green pointed leaves that have a delicious pineapple-like scent. Scarlet flower racemes appear in summer and autumn. Perennial. 100cm.
Harvesting: Harvest young leaves and flowers at any time. Best used fresh.
Best Results: Prune by about a third after flowering in autumn to keep a bushy shape. At the beginning of spring once new shoots appear from the base, prune again quite hard to remove woody growth.
Uses: Sprigs are added to cold drinks and fruit salads and leaves can be used to make tea. Delicious in pork dishes.
The red flowers are edible and children often enjoy sipping on the nectar. Scatter the flowers over salads, fruit salads and desserts.
Companion: Attracts nectar-loving birds, butterflies, and hoverflies to the garden.