Although perennial, Pineapple Sage is not hardy like the other culinary sages and will not survive our winters. It is a beautiful and large plant, growing 4 to 5 feet tall and spreading at least as far. Pineapple Sage attracts butterflies and hummingbirds when it flowers with hundreds of small scarlet whorls in autumn. We use it at Hattie’s Garden as a cut flower for some of our fall bouquets and love to watch the hummingbirds getting the nectar they need for their long journey south. The leaves and flowers are edible and really do smell like pineapple. Leaves are often used dried or fresh in tea, or use a leafy stem as garnish for a cold summer drink. It has long been a part of traditional Mexican medicine for treatment of anxiety and to lower high blood pressure.