Salvia 'Amistad'

Salvia Hybrid, Friendship Sage

Deciduous, Semi-evergreen Perennial

Very dark purple flowers with a calyx that is nearly black blooms practically nonstop from mid-spring to late fall. It's a large perennial, so give it room. It's a magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional

Soil: Clay, Sandy, Well-drained


Size: 36 - 72 tall x 24 - 72 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: Fall, Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Habitat, Massed, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Seaside / Salt Tolerant
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate