Salvia 'Amistad' (PBR)

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Buy Salvia 'Amistad' (PBR) sage: Drought tolerant and attractive to pollinators

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: full sun to lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    A stunning new cultivar, which if deadheaded regularly, will flower from late spring to mid-autumn. The larger than average flowers are a sublime shade of purple, and they are made all the more dramatic by their near-black calyces and supporting stems. Bees love it.

  • 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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Long lasting flowers

5

We know salvias thrive on the chalky soul of the South Downs: this is really vigorous in terms of growth and lovely purple flowers, which were still out through Winter even

Dyson

Brighton

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Star of the garden

5

I've been waiting for the right place for this and last year I found it. I bought six small pots which arrived looking healthy and with lovely, strong roots. I planted them and watched go from strength to strength! They flowered all summer and autumn, even through a few frosts. They were HUGE and everyone commented on them. They look beautiful in a border and make really lovely cut flowers. I highly recommend this variety of salvia - love it.

Mummalink

Oxfordshire

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Sage sparkler

5

Another hot border favourite that complements the oranges, reds, yellows and purples and lime greens of other plants. Flowers for months..

Robbo

Greater Mnchester

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Salvia amistad

5

Brought 3:of these plants last summer. They were absolutely wonderful, grew to a good size and the flowers lasted well into October. Remains to be seen if they survive the winter but I would buy again if they don't

Keijoy

Birmingham

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Superb salvia

5

This was bought as a present for my sister who lives in Kent. She was delighted and the last time I saw it, it was growing well and was truly beautiful, enjoying her sheltered, sunny garden.

Treesyc

London

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I would buy this product again

5

No garden should be without Salvia 'Amistad'. Once it gets going it flowers until Christmas with fantastic electric blue large flowers. It dies in extreme winters, but will come back late in milder winters. I take cuttings every year and plant them out in late April.

Lucinda

Cambridgeshire

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great plant at a great price

5

Love this salvia, used it in a 'prairie setting' and it interwove beautifully!

bothdavis

Surrey

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Fantastic durable robust flowers and beautiful colour

5

These have done really well - excellent root systems and a mature plant for the price. Very happy

Alex

London

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Great plant

5

Great plant. Grew to over 6 feet tall and flowered its heart out. Great plant overall.

Alchemist

Oxford

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Don't believe the size guideline

5

I bought this on a whim and put it in a narrow border. In one summer it has grown ENORMOUS! It's more than 2m wide and around 1.5 tall. It's extremely beautiful but looks ridiculous in the spot and is drowning everything out around it. I've strapped it up with a support to keep it more compact but it's still taking a lot of space. I'd move it but it's covered with honeybees and I dare not move it until it stops flowering. Will be tricky to take out as it's like a small tree now! It has flowered constantly and profusely from early summer to October and is showing no signs of slowing down. It's buzzing with bees but mainly honeybees, the bumbles ignore it. I've yet to see how it goes during winter. A beautiful plant, just be aware that it can become huge!

froggy

bristol

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Could not see the question l wanted to ask what l want to know is the salvia Amistad plant can it be cut back or just to leave.thankyou.

Patsy

Hello This plant is a perennial that will die right back in the autumn, and then new foliage will appear in the spring. As it isn't fully hardy I would leave it until the spring and then cut it back.

Georgin

I planted six mature salvia amistad last year and had a wonderful display for months, however only two are showing signs of growth so far. The other four are not moving on yet. I may have cut them too far back in springtime. Could they have died off ?

cottagegeek

Hello, Yes it is possible that they have died back as these plants are not quite fully hardy - and we did have a particularly cold winter.

Helen

Hi. Is it advisable to cut Amistad to the ground in spring, or will the new growth emerge from old stems? I imagine it would need to be cut down, but I want to make certain before doing anything drastic to this superb plant. Also, I would like to say a big thank you for the time and effort you invest in replying to these questions. I know I speak for a lot of people when I say it is very much appreciated.

Jonty

Hello there Thank you for your comments, so pleased to hear that our answers are useful. This salvia is classed as frost hardy so may need some protection through the winter, so I would cut it down now by say by 2/3rds, and protect and insulate the crown with a layer of dry leaves or chipped bark. Hope this helped.

Having taken Amistad cuttings which are growing quite well in pots outside my question is how do I over winter them

Snowy

Hello, Ideally these should be overwintered in a cool greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter.

helen

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