Image of a Pineapple Sage Plant in a 1.5 litre pot - as sold by Urban Bounty NZ

Pineapple Sage Plants


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Pineapple Sage is a bushy herb that smells deliciously like pineapple and adds bright pops of red in the garden.  It is a great coastal planting option. 

Our Pineapple Sage Plants are well established and come in 1.5L pots. 

About Pineapple Sage (Salvia Elegans, Tangerine Sage)

Pineapple Sage is a fragrant herb from Mexico and Guatemala.  This fast-growing plant has with edible flowers and leaves.  It is a winner in coastal gardens, patio pots, bright tropical settings, or mass planted for a formal effect.   It is also an amazing companion plant for Brassicas - attracting pollinating bees and deterring pests. 

Perennial Pineapple Sage grows to between 120 cm and 1.5 metres tall in the summer, but dies back over winter.  Over summer, it has soft, downy lime green leaves and a riot of red, tubular flowers.  

Culinary Uses for Pineapple Sage (Salvia Elegans, Tangerine Sage) 

Although it smells like Pineapple, Pineapple Sage leaves actually taste fresh and herby.  Get adventurous and add the leaves to a summer Mojito cocktail or a refreshing cup of herbal tea.  They also work well in pork and chicken dishes (try a marinade of Pineapple Sage leaves, orange juice and honey).

The flowers give you a wee hit of sweet nectar.  Freeze them in fancy ice cubes, a pineapple sorbet or add them to a salad for a flash of colour.  

Growing Conditions - Pineapple Sage (Salvia Elegans, Tangerine Sage)


Pineapple Sage thrives in full sun and free draining soil.  Once established, it is half-hardy and will tolerate poor soils, part shade, mild dry spells, light wind and mild frost.  It is critical that you keep the soil moist, but never water logged as Pineapple Sage hates having wet roots.  Companion plant with Thyme and Basil, planting 60cm apart if mass planting.   

Nip out young tips to encourage Pineapple Sage to bush out.  If mass planted, lightly prune throughout the growing season to ensure good air flow and keep a compact shape.  After flowering, prune the bush back close to the ground (in frost free areas) or bring it inside in a pot (colder areas).

        We offer a replacement guarantee

        To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

        What will postage cost?

        Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

        Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

        If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

        If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

        How often do you dispatch?

        To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

        How do you package your products?

        We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


        Where do you deliver to? 

        We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

        South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

        While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

        We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

        Do you deliver to post office boxes?

        Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.