Pineapple sage. This hardy water-wise perennial shrub will grow about 1m high sometimes taller. It is called pineapple sage because the leaves have a pineapple scent when rubbed and crushed. In summer it creates quite a wow factor with a profusion of tubular, scarlet-red flowers that attract birds and butterflies, as well as humans. It prefers growing in full sun, well-drained soil and requires fairly good watering when it is young and establishing but can be watered less once more established. It can be grown as a single specimen, hedge or even as a pot plant. Keep it in shape as it can get quite straggly, by trimming lightly in spring or after flowering. Please note that you should not be cutting into old wood which means that you need to maintain it properly and cannot just cut it back harshly after a long time.