Salvia elegans (Pineapple Sage)
Salvia elegans is beautiful when in bloom, and it doesn't have that "interesting" scent that many Salvias have; this one smells like pineapple, and I don't know a soul who finds that offensive. This Salvia is quite showy with its scarlet blooms lasting all summer and well into fall. It is perennial in Zones 7-9, so those of you who are in colder zones might want to plant yours in a pot and bring it inside, although I had one Salvia elegans reappear in spring after a mild winter in Zone 6. If you don't want to bring it inside, take a few cuttings, instead; Salvia is most agreeable when it comes to rooting. Sun, moist, well-drained soil, and watch out for white flies because they seem to have an affinity for Salvia. Quarts.