Exotic #1:
PINEAPPLE SAGE
Salvia elegans

Photos © Bill Hilton Jr.

Pineapple Sage, Salvia elegans, is one of the last hummingbird plants to bloom in autumn. It is a major attractant for late migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbirds--and for other uncommon vagrant hummers that wander in from the western U.S. and Mexico.

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CULTIVATION TIPS

Perennial or Annual
Blooms late summer & all autumn
Sun or shade
Zones 8-11
NOTE: We are not horticulturists, so we regret we can't answer specific questions about how to plant and propagate hummingbird flowers, but your local agriculture extension office or Master Gardener group may be able to help. We're also unable to provide names of sources from which you can order plants.

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