General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Dark purple with nearly black calyx
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Spring - frost.
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Sterile
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP23,578; EU 35867
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Salvia
  • Friendship Salvia
  • Friendship Sage

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Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-10-12
First year in garden with full sun position this is a "Friendship
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Date: 2015-10-04
Uploaded by Gerris2
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-09-06
The beautiful big flowers of Friendship Sage are great hummingbir
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Date: 2017-09-19
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-09-16
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-10-15
Location: NJ
Location: NJ
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Date: 2018-06-23
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 1 June 2022
Beautiful!
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2016-04-16
Uploaded by FBTS
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-10-07
Uploaded by kosk0025
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-06-28
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-10-08
Praying mantis hanging out on my Friendship Sage. It has lived th
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-05-20
Knockout royalty purple color of flower and calyx
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-05-20
Uploaded by jg0613
Uploaded by longk
Uploaded by Gerris2

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2020-04-25
In my garden
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2017-04-13
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-03
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-05
Uploaded by Gerris2
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-07-02
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-13
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-10-10
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-08-08
Location: Rocklin, CA
Date: 2016-11-06
Salvia 'Amistad'
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2017-04-13

Courtesy Avant Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-09-15
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Uploaded by SongofJoy
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2014-05-11
Rolando Uria of the University of Buenos Aries discovered this pl
Uploaded by Gerris2
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2014-05-11
In this photo you can see the leaves. Almost all branches have bl
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2017-08-20
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2016-09-27
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-10-10
Uploaded by Gerris2
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-09-15
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2016-04-16

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-29
Uploaded by Gerris2
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2015-08-21
cuttings
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-24
With the sun shining through the flowers
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-12
Uploaded by KevinDigsIt
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2016-04-25
Newly planted in the butterfly garden
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2016-04-25

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-24
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-24
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-24
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-24
Uploaded by Gerris2

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-05-20
Hummingbirds go wild over the flowers
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 18, 2013 12:19 AM concerning plant:
    Salvia 'Amistad' is a very new Salvia. Very large and long flowers. The flowers are purple and it is a hybrid. They look like the shape of Salvia 'Black and Blue'. This Salvia has generated a great deal of excitement in the Salvia world. It's a hummingbird magnet!

    Rolando Uria of the University of Buenos Aries discovered this wonderful Salvia in 2005 at a plant show in Argentina and wanted to share it with everybody. Amistad is Spanish for friendship, hence the common name of Friendship Salvia.

    Rolando Uria stated he didn't want this Salvia patented, intending for the plant to be freely distributed around the world and he gave a cutting to a grower in the US when the grower was in Argentina, but after the cutting came to the US, it unfortunately got into the hands of a US company that is going to have it patented.
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MunchkinsMom On March 15, 2017 Plant emerged
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MunchkinsMom On October 14, 2016 Deadheaded
MunchkinsMom On August 19, 2016 Bloomed
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Bloomed all summer. 4 ft scraggly by end of summer perennial
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Savia 'Amistad' by Marilyn Nov 11, 2016 5:10 AM 3
Wow! by Marilyn Jan 28, 2017 6:22 PM 2

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