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Posted by Deeby 9b (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 1, 13 at 22:29

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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RE: Salvia?

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

RE: Salvia?

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

RE: Salvia?

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


RE: Salvia?

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

RE: Salvia?

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.

RE: Salvia?

Whatever it is, the hummingbirds love it.

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