Is Pinapple Sage An Perennial? - Knowledgebase Question

Calgary, AB
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Question by ellenletherb
September 29, 2004
I purchased pinapple scented sage - Salvia Rutilans
this spring and loved how it looked and smelled in my garden, but now as i'm putting the garden to bed, I don't know if it is a perennial or annual.

Please help, I don't want to take it out of the garden if it will come up next year.

Thank You

Answer from NGA
September 29, 2004
Pineapple sage is perennial only in zones 7-10 so it's doubtful your plant will winter over in the garden. You can certainly take a tip cutting or root division, pot it up, and grow it indoors in a sunny windowsill over the winter months. Sage doesn't especially like to grow indoors, but I think you can coax it along until next spring, then transplant it out into your garden when the soil and air temperatures warm up.

Best wishes with your pineapple sage!

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