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Salvia 'Amistad' (Sage)

'Amistad' Salvia, Friendship Sage, Salvia 'Amistad' PP23578


Noted for its extremely long blooming season, award-winning Salvia 'Amistad' (Sage) is a bushy, upright perennial with large, rich royal purple flowers adorned with nearly black calyces. Blooming constantly from early summer until frost, the flowers are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. They rise well above the aromatic foliage of glossy, bright green, slender leaves, which remain evergreen in frost free locations.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • This tender perennial is winter hardy to zones 8-10, therefore it is grown as an annual in cooler zones.
  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates afternoon shade in hot climates. Needs a sheltered position. Drought tolerant
  • An ideal addition to beds, borders or containers.
  • Fairly disease-free and low maintenance. Watch for slugs, snails, rosemary beetles. Deer resistant.
  • Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or early summer and semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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