Salvia 'Amistad'
Salvia 'Amistad'

Salvia 'Amistad'

SKU: S77717
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Common Name: Sage
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Oct
Mature Height: 3-4' Spacing: 18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Salvia 'Amistad' produces tall stems topped with regal purple flowers that have striking, near-black bracts. A favorite annual from our plant trials, this beauty brings you close-up views of hummingbirds seeking its nectar as it blossoms profusely from early summer until frost. PP 23,578

Pollinators and hummingbirds love the spikes of densely packed Salvia flowers which come in a range of colors: white, pink, red, purple and blue. Long-lasting Salvia blooms can extend from late spring into fall with dependable color. Salvias are especially valuable where summers are hot and dry, for they ignore heat and go steadily about the business of making flowers. Because some Salvias endure colder climates better than others, we classify certain varieties as Perennial Salvia and other less hardy varieties as Annual Salvia. The genus Salvia is part of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family, so most all have square stems and a strong scent when their leaves are crushed.

We categorize this plant as an 'Annual' because it does not survive winter here in our Zone 6 location in Connecticut, so we enjoy a single season display. This plant is truly a tender perennial and will return year after year in warmer areas of the country, perennial for Zones 8 to 11.

For more information on growing Salvia, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (10 Reviews) Write a Review

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Portland Oregon Zone 8b

I ordered this plant three years ago. It has come through two winters and one 117 degree heat dome like a champ. And, of course, the hummers and bees fight over it. Great plant.

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Beyond Expectations

After watching too many Gardeners World episodes I fell in love with salvia. Having never grown it before I thought I’d give it a go. It has become the most beautiful backdrop in the garden and the hummingbirds love it. It grew so well I had to thin it out a bit. Paired with verbena and white coneflower, its the new jewel of the garden. I highly recommend.

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My plants arrived today. Once again kudos to White Flower Farms! The plants arrived in perfect condition. The packaging was carefully and well done. I'm so excited to grow the Salvia Amistad. I live in a sunny place, and the soil seems just right for this plant. Thank you for the care and quality that has impressed me each time I have ordered from your company.

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Might be my favorite Salvia!

I absolutely love this Salvia and so do the Hummingbirds! Really stands out in the garden and looks so pretty paired w/ Cleome Seniorita Rosalita. I had been buying the potted collection and finally decided to order separately for a mass display in the border. It will look fantastic w/ my tall dahlias.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Love this Amistad salvia

We just received our plant today - very timely. I'm so excited to have it again. I had one last year and didn't realize that it was for zone 8, so this year I will bring it in before it freezes. This is the most beautiful plant. The dark blue blooms are fantastic! Butterflies and bees love it. It bloomed right up until freezing which was in November here I think. I won't let that happen again.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: sal'vee-uh

Plant Salvia in full sun and well-drained soil. For perennial varieties in Zones 5 and colder, drainage is especially important in winter. Cut back hard, to 3-4" after flowering to keep plants compact and to promote rebloom.


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