Salvia?

DeebyNovember 1, 2013

I bought a pretty plant that has tube-like red flowers and heart shaped rather rough leaves.
The tag was broken off but I could read the word salvia. It was in the herb section.
Is it edible? What exactly is it?
Does it like to run a bit dry like rosemary does?

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zzackey(8b GA)

I wouldn't eat it. Can you give us a picture? Sounds like an annual flower to me.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 6:00PM
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Deeby

I've learned what it is, it's pineapple sage. It's a beauty !

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 6:25PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

There are many Salvia and not all of them are edible. Salvia splendens is a red salvia you could compare against. I do believe it is just an ornamental and not a edible herb

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 2:07PM
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Deeby

I won't eat it or make tea of it. I just like the red flowers and the fragrance of the leaves. Thanks.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 1:23AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

There are several perennial Salvias with red flowers but none are culinary. They may not survive the winter in cold areas but they are still, strictly speaking, perennials.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 10:10AM
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Deeby

Whatever it is, the hummingbirds love it.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 3:26PM
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