Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'

Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'

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Common Name: Sage
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Oct
Mature Height: 24-36" Spacing: 24-36"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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In spring, our Director of Horticulture loves to plant the vigorous Australian Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' next to his back porch. Each morning as he sits outside enjoying his coffee, he watches the hummingbirds savor the sweet nectar from the tubular blossoms. Right up until frost, ‘Wendy’s Wish’ throws spike after spike of vivid magenta-pink blooms with fluted tips on maroon stems. Plants are slightly spreading and will fill in nicely at the edge of a deck or porch, perfect spots for viewing the aerial antics of your winged visitors. PP 21,889

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.

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.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Leggy and nectar robbed

The individual flowers are a beautiful raspberry red but the overall look of the plants was sprawling and leggy. They are not at all like the mounding salvias. They attracted tons of large bees but no hummingbirds; the bees sucked out the nectar from holes they made at the base of the blossoms and left nothing for the hummingbirds. This also meant no reseeding because the flowers were never pollinated. The plants weren’t winter hardy in zone 6b so at least I don’t have to decide whether to keep them for a second season. I’ll be planting something else in that bed this year.

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A hummingbird magnet

Plants were well packaged and grew well. Looked fabulous with Amistad. Kept the hummingbirds busy all season.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

I'll keep ordering this every year!

The first time I ordered this salvia I ordered three. The next year I ordered five. This year I'm ordering more. They grow beautifully large with abundant blossoms that bees, butterflies and hummingbirds LOVE. I used some of them outside in my flower beds and put one in a large pot on my back deck with creeping Jenny at its base. Everyone who visited our home remarked on it.

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

Hummingbirds Love it

Great flowering plant, but needs wind protection. I have had them crack off at the base when grown in pots.

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


When we planted this, I had no idea what would happen - it is my first experience with this particular salvia. It has bloomed and seems to be flourishing, bigger and better than anything else I planted at the same time. It is a real beauty in my garden.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Growing guide

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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.


Growing Salvia