‘Amistad’ Salvia

Salvia 'Amistad' PP23578

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Dark purple flowers with nearly black calyx bloom constantly from early spring until frost. Amistad is more compact and has a fuller habit then other guaranitica types. Flowers are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds.


Bloom/Feature Velvet purple blooms spring to first frost
Plant Type Perennials
Evergreen or Deciduous Herbaceous
USDA Zones 8A
Zone Detail Hardy to 10°F
Key Features A magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds
Use Accent, container, mass planting, border
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season Spring to first frost
Dimension 3-4’ H x 3' W
Growth Rate Fast in spring and summer


Water Moderate to regular water
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Apply a balanced slow release each spring.
Pruning Cut back to 3" in early spring to maintain shape.

Planting Instructions

water before planting
plant in full sun to part shade
dig hole 2X the width of pot,
backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
water and add more soil if needed
mulch around plants