Pineapple sage. Introduced to horticulture around 1870, and prized for its pineapple scent, this herbaceous perennial grows to 4’ tall with bright yellow-green leaves that have a downy appearance. Inflorescence to 10” long with widely spaced whorls of scarlet-red flowers over a long period in the fall. Best in full sun or part shade with good drainage and rich soils. Fast growing, plants widen on underground runners. Forms dense colonies at the edge of woodlands in native habitats. Regular water. Hardy to 25F. Mexico and Guatemala.