‘Amistad’

Salvia Hybrid 'Amistad' PP23578

Dark purple flowers with nearly black calyx bloom constantly from early spring until frost, without pruning. ‘Amistad’ is more compact and has a fuller habit then other guaranitica types. Flowers are a magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.

Sunset Zones

4–7 (with protection), 8, 9, 14–24

USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–11

‘Amistad’ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-5' H x 3-4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Garden Bed, Mass planting

Plant Type

Deciduous

Growth Rate

Fast

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Longer Blooming, Water-wise

Feature

Deep purple flowers bloom year-round in frost-free climates, or until frost

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

‘Amistad’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Yearly in spring

Pruning

None needed; can cut back in early spring

Soil

Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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