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Salvia 'Amistad'

 

Sage Amistad

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant. 'Amistad' has purple flowers from early summer to early autumn over glossy green foliage it is drought tolerant and attractive to bees. Prefers well drained soil in sun. Height 100cm. Spread 60cm. Hardy perennial, though may need some protection in extremely cold areas.

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plant Features
  • Sage Amistad likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Sage Amistad likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Sage Amistad is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Sage Amistad likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Sage Amistad

Latin name

Salvia 'Amistad'

type

Perennial

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sage Amistad likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Sage Amistad is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Sage Amistad likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Sage Amistad likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sage Amistad is 0.60meters x 1.00meters 0.60 M 1.00 M

Salvia 'Amistad'

There are many types of Salvia. They can be annual, biennial, or perennial herbs, and woody subshrubs. The leaves are sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, and in some species the bracts are ornamental. Some Salvias have hairy leaves or stems or flowers, and these hairs sometimes give off an aroma when brushed as oil is secreted. The flowers of Salvia are usually tubular with two "lips" - the lower one larger than the upper one - and often fragrant. 'Amistad' has purple flowers from early summer to early autumn over glossy green foliage it is drought tolerant and attractive to bees. Prefers well drained soil in sun. Height 100cm. Spread 60cm. Hardy perennial, though may need some protection in extremely cold areas.


Propagation by division.

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

For perennial and shruby types, propagation is best done by division. Using a fork dig up plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the center with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 

Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Late Winter

Pot grown plants can be planted out from late autumn to late winter. Plant in Beds or borders in any well drained garden soil preferably enriched with well rotted manure or compost. Choose a sunny position. Annual varieties can be planted after last frosts and the arrival of warm spring weather.

 
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