Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' in the Salvias Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3-4 feet (1 - 1.2 meters)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (1 meter)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Other: Fuchsia
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP21,889
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by Danita (GA - Zone 7b) on Sep 30, 2011 3:31 AM

'Wendy's Wish' is a wonderful hybrid Salvia with spires of bright fuchsia colored flowers with brownish-pink calyces that was found in Wendy Smith's garden in Australia. The leaves are dark green and glossy. It is a sterile, interspecific cross so it has a very long bloom period and doesn't set seed. This plant is patented and part of the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, therefore the name 'Wendy's Wish'. It can take Sun to Part Shade (prefers part sun-part shade in the south.) It has performed very well for me in a container and I love the flowers. It is attractive to hummingbirds. I have been overwintering it on a porch that gets close to freezing but not below and it doesn't go dormant. I haven't tried overwintering it outside yet.

My Climate: USDA Zone 7b, AHS Heat Zone 7/8, Humid

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 7, 2014 5:13 PM

Wendy's Wish is a wonderful Salvia. I love it and so do the hummers, butterflies, and bees.

The magenta flowers are a gorgeous color and are long. The flower buds appear to be a deeper color than the flowers. The calyxes are pinkish in color and add to the overall look of the flower.

Easy to grow whether in containers or the ground.

A beautiful and long blooming Salvia to add to the garden.

'Wendy's Wish' was the first of the three Salvia Wish Collection. The other two are 'Ember's Wish' and 'Love and Wishes'. A portion of plant proceeds go the Make-A-Wish Australia.

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