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Wendy's Wish Salvia

Salvia x

  • Common Name: Wendy's Wish Salvia (other common names: Salvia, Hybrid Sage, Ornamental Sage 'Wendy's Wish')
  • Scientific Name: Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish'
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae
  • Origin: Australia
  • Height: 3’ – 4’
  • Width: 1’ – 4’
  • Growth: fast growing
  • Zone: 9A - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun – Partial shade (flowering occurs best in full sun)
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: is not picky about its soil and does well in Florida’s sandy soils, mildly acidic – mildly alkaline (pH 6.1 – 7.8)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, regularly but do not overwater and make sure your soil drains well.
  • Drought Tolerance: moderate – suitable for xeriscaping
  • Pests/Diseases: no serious pests
  • Growing Conditions: low maintenance and easy to grow-to maintain a neat-looking landscape, lightly prune it during the flowering season. Salvias can develop woody lower stems with age; feel free to prune these.
  • Characteristics: are herbaceous plants, usually with square stems and dark minty green heart shaped foliage. Produces flowers in spikes of magenta (pink/purple) and bloom late spring to early fall repeatedly.
  • Propagation: by dividing the root ball, stem cuttings, or from seed.
  • Wildlife: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees
  • Facts: hybridized by Smith in 2009 in Australia.
  • Designer Considerations: mass plantings, borders, and even containers; 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.


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Wendy's Wish Salvia