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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I would buy this plant again

4

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

Cosmos

W Yorks

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A brilliant plant for mixed border

5

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

JEf

SOMERSET

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Excellent salvia

5

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

KJJC

Guildford

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Fabulous

5

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

The book fairy

Gloucestershire

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Non-stop flowers

5

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.

Grannyomy

Oxfordshire

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Very lovely flowers, lasted right into end of October

5

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.

Gladyeo

Hertfordshire

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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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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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