Salvia Scarlet Pineapple, also known as Salvia Elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple', or Pineapple Sage, is native to Central America. Salvia Scarlet Pineapple is an annual landscape herb with an upright habit of 36" tall and wide. Bold pineapple fragrance delights the senses in the garden. Red flowers bloom in spring on green leaves tinged with red; both are edible. Sage does well in full sun with nothing more than regular water and can be grown as a perennial in zone 8-10. Scarlet Pineapple is striking in borders and landscape beds. For a superior culinary variety, try Salvia Grower's Friend. For a more traditional ornamental Sage, try Salvia Icterina Bicolor.
This Variety Also Available as Non-Organic
Salvia Scarlet Pineapple Selling Tips
Sell Salvia Scarlet Pineapple to customers looking for a fragrant ornamental bedding herb or a plant with edible flowers. Scarlet Pineapple offers many benefits to your customer, from a bold pineapple aroma to edible small red flowers in spring. This low-maintenance plant attracts pollinators and has exceptional culinary and ornamental value. An effortless addition to an annual landscape border, this plant reaches 36" tall and wide. Salvia Scarlet Pineapple typically repels insects, deer, and rabbits. This variety flourishes in full sun with regular water and is beautiful and delicious in tea, fruit salad, and bakery embellishment.
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1. Plant Sage in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Space plants 18-24 inches apart and water regularly.
2. Though this plant is hardy in zone 8-10, it is best grown as an annual or replaced every couple of years to keep the foliage fresh and full.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Salvia Scarlet Pineapple, use light, well-drained soil with a constant liquid feed program of 150-200 ppm N on well-rooted plants, a pH of 5.5-6.2, and an EC (2:1 method) of 0.6-0.9. Plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container. Pinch once 5-10 days after transplanting. You may see aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies in greenhouse conditions. Though Salvia isn't prone to disease, take precautions to prevent root rot.
Edible red flowers bloom in spring.
Pinch once, 5-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch containers as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. Salvia Scarlet Pineapple can grow to a 36" spread. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs or organic plants.
In the greenhouse, you may see aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies. In landscape and garden applications, Sage is generally insect-repellent and attracts pollinators.
Salvia Scarlet Pineapple isn't disease prone but avoid oversaturating the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use an organic or garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Salvia Scarlet Pineapple Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the middle of the pot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Organic Herbs Salvia Scarlet Pineapple Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 8-10|