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

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 10b

‘Amistad’ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-5' H x 3-4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Garden Bed, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

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


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


Yearly in spring


None needed; can cut back in early spring


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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Your zip code 90026 is located in Zone: 10b with a temperature range of: 35 to 40 °F.