‘Amistad’ Salvia

Salvia 'Amistad' PPAF

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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 Deep purple flowers spring to frost.
Plant Type Perennials
Evergreen or Deciduous Herbaceous
USDA Zones 8,9,10,11
Zone Detail Hardy to 23°F USDA Zones 8-11
Key Features Drought tolerant, heat tolerant and attracts birds/butterflies.
Use accent, container, mass planting
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season Spring until frost
Dimension 3-4’ H x 3' W
Growth Rate Fast in spring and summer


Water Moderate to regular watering
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