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Salvia 'Amistad'

Amistad Friendship Sage

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Description

Deep violet-purple flowers spring from almost black bracts atop friendship sage (Salvia 'Amistad'). This large, nonhardy perennial comes into flower in midsummer and continues blooming up to frost. It is best used as an annual in Chicago-area gardens. Plant this salvia in sunny locations that will accommodate its 4-foot size. Discovered at a plant sale in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this sage attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
8 - 11