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 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
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Dark purple with nearly black calyx
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early 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
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

Common names
  • Salvia
  • Friendship Salvia
  • Friendship Sage

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  • 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.
Plant Events from our members
SCButtercup On May 6, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
SCButtercup On March 22, 2016 Plant emerged
SCButtercup On October 5, 2014 Transplanted
duane456 From July 23, 2015 to August 14, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Started 4 cuttings by putting into small containers with miracle potting soil with lots of perlite added. Put under a plastic bin in the shade and misted every day. sometimes twice a day. All 4 have took. transplanted into a little larger container just recently.
MunchkinsMom On March 15, 2017 Plant emerged
Just tiny shoots
MunchkinsMom On October 14, 2016 Deadheaded
MunchkinsMom On August 19, 2016 Bloomed
All three are starting to bloom. Breathtakingly beautiful color.
MunchkinsMom On July 25, 2016 Transplanted
Three Plants--1 in Pot in Big Planter Near Birch Tree with Groundcover Butterfly Bush and Angelica Gigas; 2 in Pot in Big Planter w/Hydrangea 'Harlequin'
MunchkinsMom On June 16, 2016 Obtained plant
Burpee - 3 plants $13.96 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pots
aspenhill On May 20, 2017 Obtained plant
Green Spring Plant Sale (Richard F. Dufresne) - qty 1
taterpye On August 11, 2020 Miscellaneous Event
Bloomed all summer. 4 ft scraggly by end of summer perennial
taterpye On April 8, 2020 Obtained plant
Plant delights
Cobs On October 9, 2020 Obtained plant
Planted Poplar garden near Fuchsia
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
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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