This is my first year growing Pineapple Sage and I loved it! The pineapple smell is wonderful and the foliage is pretty. The big bonus is the bright red flowers that bloom in the fall. They are a beautiful scarlet color.
Plant it in the spring, in sandy, well-drained soil. It does tend to like the soil to be moist and loves full sun. Space plants 24 to 36 inches apart. It grows pretty tall so keep that in mind when choosing a spot. The plants get 3 — 4 feet tall. I grew mine in a pots in my greenhouse and the flowers lasted into December.
I always dry my herbs and I dried some of the pineapple sage. The scent was not as strong once it was dry. I was hoping to use it for aromatherapy but I don’t think it’s strong enough.
This is definitely going to become a permanent part of my herb collection. I’m waiting to see if it comes back in the spring or if I need to replant each year. Hopefully the greenhouse will protect it enough to help it through the cold winter months.