Salvia dorisiana

(01/19/2010) I love plants with scented leaves that you can crush between your fingers, since they add a whole new dimension to the garden. A good example is this Salvia which produces a sweet almost pineapple-like scent when you touch the leaves. It stands four to five feet tall with small pink flowers that are mostly inconspicuous.

I’ll likely rip this plant out at the end of the season. It is a large plant that has taken a significant portion of the garden without producing many flowers or providing any significant visual effect. It would likely do well in a larger garden, especially beside a path where people could easily pick off a leaf and smell it.

Salvia dorisiana
(3/18/2011) And yes I did rip it out. I was sad to see it go, but with the small dimensions of my cottage garden, it just did not fit. Salvia dorisiana