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From: Cathy Trader
Williamsville, IL
Wand TV had a lady on their news on Thursday at noon that had 2 plants that are good to attract hummingbirds. One of those plants she said had a pineapple aroma. Can you please tell me what the name of that plant? I would also like to know the name of the other plant. Thank you Cathy

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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
Not sure who the guest was or what plants she was discussing. The one with pineapple fragrance is probably Salvia rutile a- Pineapple Sage. There is a green form and a chartreuse form. The leave smell like pineapple. Red flowers appear in fall, close to frost. Any of the salvias are good for hummingbirds including the Salvia elegans types.

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