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"
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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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Annual in Zone 7

Pretty, showy flowers that attracted hummingbirds and butterflies. I was disappointed they didn't come back for year 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Spectacular in Fall too

I bought Wendy's Wish twice now from White Flower Farm. This year everything must have been perfect because I have the biggest and best display I have ever seen. I have been sad because all my summer flowers were burned up in the heat but things must be just right now because these blooms are amazing this October 11, 2020. Thanks again to White Flower for exceptional quality.

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This grew large and spectacular in my perennial bed. It attracted all kinds of pollinators. I will definitely use it again next year, especially since I have a sister named Wendy!

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Best Hummingbird plant Ever!

I have bought 8 of these from White Flower Farm for the last 4 seasons to plant around a tree stump in the middle of our back yard, They grow great and totally hide the stump once grown and are the center of attention in our back yard. The hummingbirds are constantly in them and friends and family love to sit on he deck and watch them. I highly recommend these for attracting hummingbirds.

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salvia wendy’s wish

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?
Response from White Flower FarmWhite Flower Farm, 2 years ago (06/22/19 10:33AM)

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,

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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
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