Salvia x 'Amistad' Plant Patent #23,578Item #9047 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
This exciting new hybrid is a true garden gem, blooming non-stop from early spring until frost. Large, deep royal purple flowers with dark bracts, on dense, vigorous plants. A fine garden or container accent, but stunning when massed in a sunny border. An herbaceous perennial.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring to FallFlower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsAvens (Geum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Beardtongue (Penstemon); Bee Balm (Monarda)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Fertilize and hard prune to 3 or 4 inches above the ground before new growth appears in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Discovered in 2005 by Rolando Uria of the University of Buenos Aries in Argentina, this hybrid Salvia has traits of S. guarantica S. mexicana, but it's true origins are unknown.Lore:'Amistad' is not as cold hardy as some species of salvia, hower, it may be root hardy to Zone 7 if given winter protection.