Friendship Salvia

​Salvia 'Amistad'

  • Common Name: Friendship Salvia (other common names: Salvia, Friendship Sage 'Amistad')
  • Scientific Name: Salvia 'Amistad'
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae
  • Origin: Argentina
  • Height: 3’ – 4’
  • Width: 2’ – 3’
  • Growth: fast growing
  • Zone: 8A - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: mildly acidic to mildly alkaline (pH 6.1 – 7.8)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, regularly but do not overwater, water more often in extreme heat and when in containers.
  • Drought Tolerance: moderately
  • Pests/Diseases: no serious pests or diseases.
  • Growing Conditions: Easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Characteristics: the foliage is smooth … blooms are medium purple/dark purple/black with dark bracts, tubular flowers, appearing in late spring to early fall.
  • Propagation: by dividing the root ball or from seed
  • Wildlife: attracts bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies
  • Facts: hybridized by Rolando Uria in 2011, discovered in 2005 in Argentina. Salvias are the #1 plant for attracting hummingbirds.
  • Designer Considerations: use in mass plantings, borders, containers, rock gardens, and they are especially well suited to cottage gardens. The colorful, slender, tubular blooms of these plants make great cut flowers and will last for several days in a vase indoors.​​​

Friendship Salvia

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