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Salvia dorisiana - Standl.

Common Name Sage Fruity Pineapple
Family Lamiaceae
USDA hardiness 9-12
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Not known
Range Central America - Honduras.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Salvia dorisiana Sage Fruity Pineapple


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia dorisiana is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1.3 m (4ft 3in) by 1.3 m (4ft 3in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The flowers are pollinated by Hummingbirds.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves
Edible Uses: Condiment  Tea

The leaves and flowers are intensely aromatic, with a fragrance of mixed fruits[301 ]. They are likened to a sweeter version of Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans) and used as flavourings in salads, fruits salads, iced teas, fruit punches and salad dressings[301 ]. The large leaves make for an easy harvest for drying and storage. They are used to make flavourful tea [301, 317 ]. The dried leaves retain the fragrance and also make very lovely wreaths and potpourri.

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Medicinal Uses

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Skin

None Known

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Other Uses

Cosmetic  Pot-pourri

An extract of the leaves is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[1243]. The dried leaves retain the fragrance and also make very lovely wreaths and potpourri. Scented. Ornamental. Deer Resistant. Attracts Wildlife, including Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds. Flowers are Showy and Fragrant.

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Food Forest  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Fruity sage succeeds in a range of soils but prefers to grow in moist, well-draining soil with rich, sandy loam. It will tolerate partial shade, but like most salvias, fruity sage prefers full sun. PH 6.1 (mildly acidic) to 7 (mildly alkaline). A plant of the tropics, where it is usually found at elevations between 1,000 - 2,500 metres. Plants do not grow well if the temperature falls below about 5°c for anything other than a short period, though they can withstand occasional short periods down to -2°c [200, 678 ]. The plant can be cut back to the ground in cold weather and usually resprouts from the base [678 ]. It dislikes dry soils [678 ]. Practically the whole plant is covered with hairs that release a delightful pineapple-grapefruit scent when stroked[678 ]. Plants can be cut back quite severely to encourage new growth[678 ]. Suitable as an Annual.

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Propagation

Seed, Cuttings (easy).

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Peach sage, Fruit Sage, Fruity Sage, Fruit-Scented Sage, Fruit Scented Sage, Fruit cocktail sage, grapefruit sage

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Australia, Central America, Honduras (native), North America, Tasmania, USA inc. California.

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Not Listed.

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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