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: July to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy to -5 (may need winter protection)

    A stunning 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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Ordered in July. Arrived happy and healthy so just planted and waited. Has been flowering beautifully for some months now.




Great quality flowers


Delivered promptly and well packaged and protected for transit Great healthy plants supplied. was in flower right up to December Even managed to take some cuttings which growing well on the kitchen window cill Looking forward to seeing them flowering this year I chose these for the colour which was my daughters favourite and these are memorial for her unexpected passing last year.




Still flowering in February


I bought three of these in a 'job lot' and they have all done incredibly well. Even the latest storm didn't knock them down.




Fabulous colour


I put two of these plants in my front garden , near some Gertrude Jekyll roses and a pinky white hydrangea and dahlia Blue Lagoon. The rich, lush purple went well with these shrubs. I was impressed by how vigorous these plants were in their first year. They formed dense, gracefully arched flowering stems.Slugs appear not to like them - hooray - but bees do - hooray again! Strongly recommend.

Old Fossil



I would buy this plant again


Planted 2 in borders and 1 in container, all did well. Waiting to see if survive the winter


W Yorks


A brilliant plant for mixed border


This plant fitted into my mixed border extremely well, it flowers continually and was a great asset.




Excellent salvia


A superb salvia which flowered all through summer till first frost, even in its first year






Good large structure in border. Flowers all summer/early autumn

The book fairy



Non-stop flowers


The small plants soon grew into tall flower laden semi bushes. The showy purple flowers have been non-stop and much admired. They still have to survive the winter so I shall give them some protection. If they don't survive I will buy fresh plants next year.




Very lovely flowers, lasted right into end of October


Planted this in back garden and it grew into a large plant very quickly. Lovely purple flowers. Only downside is that it will be most unlikely to survive the winter.





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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.


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.


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 ?


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.


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.


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


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


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