Pineapple Sage Herb Plant
About Pineapple Sage: This beautiful plant comes from a group of Sages often referred to as fruit Sages. An upright perennial Sage with a branched base. The foliage is green with a slight tinge of red at the edges and a pleasant, fruity, pineapple like fragrance. This is a great ornamental Sage as during spring its small, elongated flowers are a striking scarlet which contrasts nicely with the green of the leaves. The leaves themselves are very fragrant and make a brilliant addition to summer drinks or even an exotic pimms.
Grows to a height of around 90cm and spreads to around the same.
Salvia elegans 'Pineapple'
About the Sage 'Family': Sage is an evergreen, perennial member of the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean region. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use as well as some varieties making particularly pretty ornamental herbs as well. During the late spring and summer sage flowers come out which can range in colour based on variety but are mostly pink or purple. The leaves are most often greyish green, slightly rugose textured and covered in small, soft hairs and have a warm, savoury, slightly peppery flavour. Sage is listed as one the 'essential herbs' in Britain along with Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme. A traditional compliment to pork or stuffing, Sage has many culinary uses and goes well with cheeses or flavouring pasta. The leaves can also be used to flavour a warm herbal tea.