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Salvia 'Amistad'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SAL-vee-uh
Description

Friendship Sage is a showy violet-purple blooming sage in the mint family.  It has a very long bloom season and its flowers support many pollinators. It can be grown as a perennial in zones 8 and higher and as annual in colder climates. It forms a bushy 4-5 foot plant that has spikes of purple flowers held above the foliage nearly all season long.

Plant in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It is drought tolerant once established. Use in the middle of the flower border, cottage gardens or containers.

 

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Cottage Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#showy flowers#wildlife plant#purple flowers#long bloom time#pollinator plant#late spring flowers#early spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#mid-spring flowers#nectar plant summer#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#nectar plant late spring#flowers early fall#butterfly friendly#nectar plant early summer#nectar plant mid-spring#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early spring
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salvia
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Wildlife Value:
    Pollinators are attracted to the nectar of the long-lasting flowers.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Royal purple to violet tubluar flowers with lips have dark bracts at the base
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Deltoid
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy dark green triangle shaped leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Pool/Hardscape
    Recreational Play Area
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators