Salvia 'Amistad' in the Salvias Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Salvia
Give a thumbs up Friendship Salvia

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

First year in garden with full sun position this is a "Friendship

The Top SalviasThe Top Salvias
September 12, 2015

We open the Salvias Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

(Full article14 comments)
Give a thumbs up

'Amistad' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 7, 2015.

Photo gallery:
Image
By Gerris2
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-09-16
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Image
By kosk0025
Give a thumbs up
Image
By FBTS
Give a thumbs up
Location: NJ
By Onewish1
Give a thumbs up
Location: NJ
By Onewish1
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my gardenDate: 2015-10-07
By Calif_Sue
Give a thumbs up
Image
By jg0613
Give a thumbs up
Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2016-04-16
By dave
Give a thumbs up
Location: Cedar Rapids, IADate: 2018-06-23
By hawkeyewx
Give a thumbs up
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2014-07-02
By stilldew
Give a thumbs up
Image
By SongofJoy
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Gerris2
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Robin's Salvias
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-09-05
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-03
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-04-13
By janwax
Give a thumbs up
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-08-20
By kniphofia
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Gerris2
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Gerris2
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Gerris2
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-06-29
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-06-29
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Image
By Gerris2
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-13
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: western OregonDate: 2015-08-21cuttings
By duane456
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-09-15
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-09-15
By Marilyn
Give a thumbs up
Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2016-04-16
By dave
Give a thumbs up
Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-04-13
By janwax
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 18, 2013 12:19 AM

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.

[ 4 replies | Give a thumbs up ]

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
» Post your own event for this plant

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
What Are You Going To Buy For 2019? by Marilyn Mar 14, 2019 12:49 AM 8
How did your Salvia garden grow in 2018? by Danita Dec 1, 2018 10:04 PM 28
Need help 😢 by carlysuko Aug 29, 2018 7:57 PM 19
What Plants Are You Going To Grow For 2018? by Marilyn Aug 28, 2018 3:26 PM 52
starting cuttings in water by carolem Jan 28, 2018 6:09 AM 24
Salvia 'Rhythm and Blues' by Marilyn Nov 18, 2017 12:27 AM 14
longest blooming salvia by sberz Nov 2, 2017 12:02 AM 11
What Are You Getting In 2017? by Marilyn Aug 13, 2017 4:47 PM 38
which salvia attracts most pollinators? by bhart90 Aug 30, 2016 10:46 PM 20
First few blooms on Amistad and Wendy's Wish by utahxericman Jun 24, 2016 12:30 AM 1
New Pictures in the Database by mellielong May 26, 2016 6:31 PM 18
What Plant Varieties Are You Going To Get In 2016? by Marilyn May 27, 2016 6:22 PM 82
Agastaches and Salvia from seed by jg0613 Mar 23, 2016 10:06 AM 32
My "small" Salvia bed by jg0613 Sep 6, 2015 4:16 PM 3
Wendy's wish.need to move, but when? by teacup754 Sep 12, 2015 6:54 PM 13
Windwalker Royal Red Salvia by jg0613 Sep 14, 2015 1:29 AM 32
Salvia guaranitica var purpurea by FBTS Feb 9, 2016 6:25 PM 17
Plant List Orders For 2015 by Marilyn Apr 20, 2016 12:57 AM 20
What are your favorite perennial salvias upright ones? by Sheridragonfly Sep 23, 2014 1:56 PM 4
Recommendation for annual salvias? by DonShirer Jul 12, 2014 2:42 PM 5

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Salvias Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Salvias (Salvia)

« Visit the Agastache and Salvias forum

« The Salvias Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Deutzia Chardonnay Pearls"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.