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Salvia Amistad (also known as Friendship Sage, PP# 23578) is a large growing Sage that blooms for several months with huge violet-purple flowers that attract hummingbirds. If Salvia Amistad is outside of your USDA growing zone, it can be grown in pots as an annual (it has vigorous growth in the first year) and it can often overwinter in a garage.
Tips For Growing Salvia
Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.
Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.
Western Salvia include:
To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.
Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.
Old World varieties include:
More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Amistad PP# 23578:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Coupeville, WA
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Planted in good sandy loam soil, S. Amistad did very well last year, grew quickly and flowered until frostHowever, it did not survive the winter (zone 8B) even though we had only a minimum temperature of 20 F.a couple of times with moderate rainfall (20 inches per year, falling between October and May). I am trying it again this year.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
By Veronica the plant lady
from Albuquerque, NM
Needed a showy plant in front of casita. It grew large in only one year. Hummingbirds love it, looks great next to the Blonde Ambition planted the year before.
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Absolutely stunning colors!
By Copper Country resident
from Morenci, AZ
We had visitors here a few days ago and they were admiring all the plants. But they came to a screeching halt in front of this salvia and said "what is it and where can I get it?" Thank you for your tags, so they can be passed on to others!
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Will buy again :^)
from Los Angeles, CA.
Added it to my Drought Friendly garden and not only growing well but adding the beautiful color to my landscape.
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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Concord, CA
Leaves are pale green and flowers are pale violet--not like the rich royal blue shown in the picture. All in all, it's not nn attractive plant.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Joe,We are sorry to hear that the Saliva Amistad did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback. It is very strange that your Salvia did not grow or bloom as advertised. Please know that we do offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products. Kindly contact our customer service department at 1-800-925-9387 and one of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you get exactly what you paid for! Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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