• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring to Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Patent 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.