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midnightgardener

Writer. Wildlife lover and keen gardener from Wakefield, with 2 cats; Coco & Henry. A Golden Doodle girl Millie and a little girl Lucy💕💕💕

Salvia 'Amistad'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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midnightgardener

I think I need to overwinter this don't I? 🤔💜💜

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hkyfvr

It is perfect purple. 💜💜💜😊

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debsgarden99

Still looking amazing

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pelly

When it's finished flowering cut it down and mulch it. Try and take some cuttings too just in case 👍

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hebelover

Definitely take cuttings, I lost mine its 1st winter

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lilybee

That's still looking fabulous Chris, mine survived one winter outside and then didn't survive the next one, so as everyone else says try to take cuttings 💜

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Gorgeous clolour....💜💜💜

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rudester1

Yes I’d say overwinter. What I did this year is pull mine from the ground cut it down to its roots and I threw them into a bucket and covered them up to their root crown. I have them in my basement in front of a window and I’m just making sure to water when the top soil dries. I had a hard time finding mine this year and I refuse to lose them. Getting them to seed is difficult and so far this method has been working. They have small shoots so I’m doing something right. @midnightgardener

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rudester1

@lilybee @hebelover @midnightgardener https://www.fbts.com/quick-digs/quick-digs-wintering-over-salvias-indoors.html

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midnightgardener

@rudester1 Thank you for your input on this. It's very helpful and I will take note. Mine will be coming up soon, I don't want to lose them. I lost one that I'd had a couple of years. No sign of it this year. So I bought a big Amistad (this one in the pic) and several jumbo plug plants 💜💜

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midnightgardener

@lilybee I'll overwinter but must make an effort with cuttings. If the weather's ok tomorrow I'll get this done. Thank you 💜💜

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midnightgardener

@hebelover That's a real shame Jason. I lost my original one too, it was good last year but it somehow died off. I never knew that were affected and I'd easily had my first one for two years. I'm not losing these. I've got a lot of Amistad to overwinter. I'll have to check about Amante too, she might need the same. I'll consult my Sarah Raven catalogue 💜💜

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midnightgardener

For some reason my not so old Amistad, not this one but last year's, didn't come back. Very odd 🤔💜💜

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philstalder

A beautiful one. 😍

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midnightgardener

@philstalder It goes fab with the Amante Salvia ♥️💕💜

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philstalder

Well it looks great with the other plants in the background too. 🤩

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pelly

Your older one could have been frosted. They need some protection in very cold weather 🤔

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midnightgardener

@pelly Oh no, I didn't know that. What a pain 😱😓

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pelly

It always best to take cuttings of them just in case 👍

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midnightgardener

@pelly Cutting aren't my speciality. I've never taken a successful one 🤔

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pelly

I must admit mine are a bit hit and miss but I do seem to succeed with Salvias for some reason 🤔

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midnightgardener

@pelly I haven't even tried to take any cuttings for a while but, I need to and see what results I get. I probably did it wrong before 🤔

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pelly

You must then, I use cinnamon as a rooting agent 👍

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midnightgardener

@pelly Amazing I never knew that. I'll give it a try. I really like the stuff 😋

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midnightgardener

They're very much alike aren't they, both beautiful Amistad with Amante 💜💜♥️♥️

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pelly

Ange is a beautiful colour 💕💕💕

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lovestogarden

Beautiful!

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midnightgardener

@dirtgirlworld Oh thank you Maggie. Hope y'all are doing good ♥️💙

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midnightgardener

@dirtgirlworld It's good that you had a break, you sure need it after all that's happened 💕💕

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midnightgardener

Flowering better than ever this year; amazing Amistad #stillflowering 😊😊💜💜

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midnightgardener

I've got about four flower spikes on this great plant. I couldn't love my Salvias anymore than I do 😊😊💜💜

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midnightgardener

I can hardly believe it my Ami's flowering again at this time of the year 😊😊💜💜

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midnightgardener

This is also part of my #bestofaugust. I can only fit 5 on my collage 😊😊💜💜

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