Salvia Wendy's Wish
Salvia Wendy's Wish

Salvia Wendy's Wish

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Sage
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Oct
Height: 2-3' 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 this vigorous Australian selection 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

Many annual forms of Salvia are widely grown for their easy disposition and vivid colors, and these are midsummer staples at every garden center. Our favorites are less well known and offer deep, rich colors that will bring a garden to life.

For more information on growing Salvia, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

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.

WHEN WE SHIP

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. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

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.

Reviews

Reviews

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White Flower Farm

A viewer from Connecticut

I loved this plant. But the deer left the stems alone & ate the flowers. Also, it died during the winter. (zone 7) How would it do in a pot?

This variety of Salvia is an annual in the colder areas of the country Sheila, as it is only reliably hardy in zones 8 and above. It can be overwintered in a southern window should you choose to pot it at the end of the season.
Thank you,
Cathy

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salvia wendy’s wish

A viewer from placerville ca.

I loved this plant. But the deer left the stems alone & ate the flowers. Also, it died during the winter. (zone 7)
How would it do in a pot?

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Leggy and nectar robbed

Laura Sheppeard from McLean Va

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

A viewer from Gloucester MA

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

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I'll keep ordering this every year!

Valerie Almand from Atlanta, GA

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.

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Growing guide

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.

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