Amistad Salvia

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When the Southern Living Plant Collection raves about the intensity of hue of it's Amistad Salvia (Salvia x. 'Amistad'), people should stop and take notice. Blooming continuously on new shoots from late spring through frost…these rich, dark purple flowers are held on a nearly black calyx.

Amistad Salvia is blissfully sterile and stays put without running rampant. Compact, upright and full growth habit really makes this choice worthy of a spot in your mixed beds and borders.

Planting and Application:

Go ahead and take plenty of the midnight blue blooms for your cut flower arrangements. Deadheading actually encourages recurrent flower flushes…so there will be more where those came from, after all!

  • Treat it as a perennial in USDA Growing Zones 8 and up. Otherwise, it makes a fabulous annual to enjoy all season long.
  • Amistad means "friendship" and that is what this plant offers for the beneficial pollinators in your local area. Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies cherish the extended bloom…why not tell a garden story of overcoming hardship and finding plenty of support when you need it most?
  • The depth of tone is truly majestic. Let it play off white, yellow, pink and coral blooms in your garden for a generous touch of drama.
  • Of course, you can keep them in containers as the perfect "Filler". In cold winter zones, some people have had success overwintering the planted pot itself in their garage…it's certainly worth a shot!

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Plant them in either full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. They grow fast, and need at least four hours of sunlight a day.

  • Consistent water keeps these heat-tolerant bloomers happy. Apply some mulch to cover the root zone, then pull it away from touching the stems.
  • Prune them down to the ground in late winter or early spring. You'll have a fresh start to a beautiful new season with new growth from the crown in the warm winter states.
  • These desirable plants make a wonderful gift. Gift Salvia Amistad for Mother's Day, or "just because" to show you care with the flower power of Friendship Salvia.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Amistad Salvia Is Suited to Grow in Zones Annual In All Growing Zones
Growing Zones Annual In All Growing Zones
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia x. 'Amistad'
Type Annual
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet (smaller as an annual)
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet (smaller as an annual)
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Violet Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes