Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
- Position: full sun to lightly dappled shade
- Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Flower colour: magenta pink
- 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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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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