Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' (PBR)
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- Position: full sun to lightly dappled shade
- Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
A superb new salvia, which was discovered growing in an Australian garden in 2005. Believed to be a cross between Salvia buchananii and Salvia chiapensis ‘Purple Majesty’, it is a bushy perennial that produces an abundance of magenta pink flowers over a several months from midsummer. These dazzling flowers have a citrus scent and are held on reddish stems, so the overall effect is very colourful. Drought tolerant once established, it will be happiest in a warm, sheltered position with freely draining soil.
- Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.
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Last year I planted two narrow borders in front of the house with Wendy's Wish. They performed amazingly, into huge healthy plants but unfortunately I cut them back in late autumn after they finished flowering and having read that they should not be cut back, and only to new growth, until the spring I am worried I may have killed them? They are not showing any signs of life yet and I have cut them back quite low sadly. Do you think they will come back?Asked on 2/4/2016 by Quirky garden from Suffolk
It's hard to say with any certainty as it really depends on how cold it is in your garden, as these plants are not fully hardy and the top growth does help protect the plant during the colder months. I'm afraid the only thing you can do now is wait and see what happens over the next 6 weeks or so.Answered on 4/4/2016 by Helen from crocus
I purchased some Salvia WW last year and I planted them up in a large pot. I treated them as an annual as I had presumed they would perish over winter. How wrong! They are shooting from the existing stems that were not cut back - what do I do now? Just trim the stems back to the new growth?
Many thanksAsked on 11/4/2014 by Funny Bunny from Ramsgate
Yes this Salvia is a perennial, so as you say cut it back to the new growth. This Salvia it isn't fully hardy so in a cold winter it will need protection. Hope this helps.Answered on 14/4/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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