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Herb to Know: Pineapple Sage

• Salvia elegans• Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)• Tender perennialIt's a taste of the tropics for temperate gardeners. Just close your eyes and crush a leaf under your nose: the fragrance is unexpected and exotic. What better garnish for a frosty piña colada or glass of iced tea than a fresh sprig of fruit-scented pine­apple sage? And beyond its olfactory bouquet, the autumn ...

Rita Pelczar | Jun 1, 1993

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