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Pineapple Sage 'Pino'

historymanhistoryman Posts: 129
I have just been given a small plant of Pineapple Sage 'Pino'   can anyone offer further advice how to treat it i.e. is it hardy - can it be grown in a pot?
It does not smell of Pineapple?

It was bought at a yard sale and the seller had no idea!



  • historymanhistoryman Posts: 129

    Apologies for asking again.
    Further to my posting  can anyone offer any advice please, which will be much appreciated
    Thank you

  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 2,283
    edited August 2021
    Hi there, this is a variety of Salvia - Salvia elegans.  It is tender so needs to be brought into a grrenhouse or conservatory over winter.  Try crushing the leaves to release the pineapple smell.  This link should help you: Salvia elegans - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine ( It has culinary uses, mainly in desserts and cocktails.  Time to experiment!
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    I found it very nice with chicken in stuffed peppers. but yes any frost will kill it so it needs to be inside over winter.
  • Amazingly mine has been happily surviving all weathers for a couple of years planted in the ground next to the old garden wall. As they say, plants can't read the labels. I even used some of its red flowers for a Christmas vase arrangement. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Thank you all - good advice
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