Pineapple Sage

marilyn_fl(zone 9 Florida)June 21, 2013

Do the leaves of a pineapple sage smell like pineapple or just the flowers. I just purchased two pineapple sage plants and the leaves do not have a pineapple smell.

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Marilyn

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basil108

The leaves have just a slight pineapple scent, sometimes only after significant crushing with the fingers.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 12:55AM
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marilyn_fl(zone 9 Florida)

Thanks, so maybe I am going to have to wait for it to bloom to know for sure if I have a pineapple sage. When I crushed some of the leaves I could definitely smell the sage.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 9:30AM
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CA Kate

The leaves will smell stronger as the plants gets bigger, but it's the crushed leaves that have the scent.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 10:11PM
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marilyn_fl(zone 9 Florida)

Thanks Westelle, maybe there is hope that mine plants are pineapple sage. Right now they are about 6" tall.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:36PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

The scent may get stronger in cooler weather.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 7:24PM
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