Salvia 'Amistad'

Salvia ‘Amistad’

Salvia  ‘Amistad’:  is a marvelous mid height plant from the town Amistad in Sth America. Growing to 1.5mH, forming a clump, with tall stems of purple  flowers for most of the year, it makes a stunning addition to any garden.
Salvia 'Amistad'
Salvia ‘Amistad’

Flowers are  long and tubular, a magnificent  purple colour with dark calyces.
They appear on long flower stems more or less in one direction. In warmer climes  and most suburbs, these will flower all year. These may not appear in colder areas. Both birds and bees and other insects love these flowers.
Leaves  are cordate,  a good mid green, thin textured with softly serrated margins.

Salvia ‘Amistad’  is often confused with ‘Black Knight’, but the growth is very upright, does not have a shrub like habit. Leaves are not as large  with a different veination and stems are mostly green.
Flowers appear along  the whole stem which can flower all the year in warmer areas, where as ‘Black Knight’ flowers sporadically in autumn and spring  .
Salvia ‘Amistad’ is a good plant either at the back of the garden bed growing up behind smaller shrubs. This makes a stunning display as a focal point in the garden or with other cerise pink and white flowering shrubs.

Although coming from a cool rainforest area, it doesn’t like our cold weather and is frost tender. It grows well down on the plains in the suburbs, where it will tolerate light frosts and can flower all year in a sunny position.

Prune out old stems at the end of summer/autumn. A great chance to clean out the clump. If planted in cold areas and becomes dormant, then mulch the crown well to keep warm. Feeding should occur in all areas in late winter /early spring as new shoots are appearing.

‘Amistad ‘ is PBR’d so we cannot sell this plant.  Not available

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