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Little River Cooperative

Pineapple Sage

Regular price $12.00 USD
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Pineapple Sage
Salvia elegans

days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: aphids and overwatering
harvest notes: harvest flowers for use fresh

Pineapple sage is a fun tropical sage variety that has leaves that are slightly scented like pineapple, thus the name. While the leaves aren’t commonly used as an herb fresh they are edible and are a good source for things like specialty syrups, or other fragrance based culinary uses. The flowers are also edible and are a beautiful bright red color. While we love this plant we don’t want the word “sage” to confuse you into thinking this plant smells anything like the culinary sage you are familiar with. Sage is the common name for plants in the “salvia” family, and there are tons of them out there, some edible, some not. 

Pollinators like hummingbirds love salvia flowers because of their share and color so take some for projects and leave some for your feathered friends. Pineapple sage is perennial here in our subtropical climate where it won’t get frozen over winter, and is a fun specimen plant in a diverse garden. This salvia variety will propagate itself via underground runners so if you have a wildflower style garden these will slowly spread around and reproduce. You can also easily propagate it via green stem cuttings. When planted in full sun one plant will get about 4 feet tall and around 3 feet wide. 

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All of our plants are produced using OMRI certified organic materials (potting mix, fertilizer & pesticides) however our nursery is not certified organic. Plants are shipped in compostable peat moss pots and we use heirloom & organic seeds whenever possible.

Shipping & Returns

We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here. 


All of our plants are potted in 4" pots and their foliage size varies based on how large the plant is naturally when its root ball is the correct size for the pot. If a plant is too tall for our shipping box we may prune it to fit (bonus: many plants do better after being pruned since they make bushier growth). We do our very best to ship all of our plants in the "sweet spot" of maturity however so long as the roots have colonized the pot we will consider a plant mature enough to ship.

Care Instructions

When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.

  • What Our Customers Have to Say:

    This is a great, local organization with really knowledgeable & friendly staff. They make gardening easy and accessible, and I've purchased many high quality plants and equipment from them.
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    How lucky we are to have a resource like Little River Cooperative here in Miami, not only for the access they offer to a great selection of plants and produce, but also for the knowledge they provide and the sense of community they foster!
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