Salvia 'Amistad'

Salvia ‘Amistad’

Salvia

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Salvia 'Amistad'
  • Common name: Salvia
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Perennial sages (salvias) come in a vast range of forms and colours and look good in almost all planting schemes. They do well in a mixed or herbaceous border and are perfect for underplanting roses – they’re said to keep mildew and black spot at bay. They also look great in tropical planting schemes, alongside dahlias, bananas and cannas. Salvias are ideal for growing in coastal and dry gardens. They also grow well in pots.

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Salvias are invaluable in ornamental borders for their display of large spiky flowers from summer through to autumn. Salvia ‘Amistad’ is particularly floriferous, bearing unusually large, deep purple flowers with almost-black calyces and stems. Its petals have a velvety texture and it makes an excellent cut flower. It’s extremely popular with bees.

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How to grow Salvia ‘Amistad’

For best results grow Salvia ‘Amistad’ in a sunny, sheltered spot in well-drained soil. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage flowers into mid-autumn. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Don’t cut back the flower stems in autumn but let them remain intact over winter, to protect the rootball and developing shoots from frost. Cut these back only after new growth has emerged in spring. Plants growing in colder regions may need additional winter protection.

Advice on buying Salvia ‘Amistad’

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  • Salvia‘Amistad’ is widely available from nurseries and garden centres but you may have better size options online
  • Salvia‘Amistad’ does best in a sunny, sheltered spot. Ensure you have the right growing conditions before you buy
  • Always check trees for signs of damage or disease before planting

Where to buy Salvia ‘Amistad’

How to grow Salvia 'Amistad'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Salvia 'Amistad' and wildlife

Salvia 'Amistad' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Salvia 'Amistad' poisonous?

Salvia 'Amistad' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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