Salvia 'Amistad'

If I was only allowed to take one plant to a desert island, this would be in the running. More
1 x 9cm plant 190503-1 £5.95 Delivery mid April
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3 x 9cm plants 190503-3 £15.95 Delivery mid April
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If I was only allowed to take one plant to a desert island, this would be in the running. It flowers May to November with petals cut from silk velvet. It is unfussy and easy to grow in a pot or border.

Genus Salvia
Variety Amistad
Type Tender Perennial
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Flowering May - November
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Salvia 'Amistad' reviews

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Reviewed Yesterday by Ruth

One of the three plants has been very good; flowered consistently.
The other two plants have looked sickly until the last couple of weeks when there has been green growth but no flowers.

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Sheena

It was in good condition when it arrived, for a tender plant and has grown very well. Still in flower and I have lots of cuttings for a good how next year.

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Anne

From a slow start the plant has been a great success

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Jane

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Sheila

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Elisabeth

This arrived in good condition and has grown well. It has flowered continuously all summer and is still going strong! It adds a good bit of height to a border, just make sure you give it enough space (1m min) as it spreads out quite wide too. The lovely scented foliage is a bonus.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Irene

Considering the summer we have had this has done extremely well.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Mary

Brilliant! They flowered early and are still flowering

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Pauline

Good plants, but a tendency to be a little 'leggy' they need to be supported either by neighbouring plants or canes.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jill

I’ve grown this before and it was more vigorous. It was not helped by a slug assault in the position that I chose. But they have survived. Maybe they’ll be fab next yearif they survive the winter

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by John

The plants arrived promptly and in excellent condition. They have been in flower for months and look like they will continue to do so up until the first frosts. An excellent addition to my border.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by June

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julia

Excellent performancers flowered all summer with regular deadheading

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sarah

It looks spectacular and did well inspite of heat and drought; some water given. Still flowering.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Tracey

Gorgeous. Beware it goes very big! It is still flowering and I did not expect such a wonderful plant from the small plant that came.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Diane

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Liz

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Helen

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Geraldine

Going well flowered for ages

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Reviewed 15th September 2018 by Belinda

All the plants arrive with the greatest care in packaging to arrive in pristine condition you always feel you have received something really special

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Beryl

Sarah’s favourite, and now mine too. Velvet purple flowers non-stop throughout the season.

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Marisa

Fabulous! Grown beyond belief

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Cathy

As with the buddleia, this was slow to get going, probably due to hot weather, although I kept it well watered. Lovely long purple spikes of flowers throughout the summer.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Fran

2 of them doing very well, 1 has been eaten by some insect, have sprayed it so it should be fine, the insect could be from my garden so may not be your fault

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Dawn

The order arrived quickly - it was a nice strong plant - I took some cuttings before I planted it and the Salvia 'Amistad' is growing well and producing excellent blooms as per the description in the catalogue and on line. Another great buy from Sarah

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Hannah

All plants excellent quality & value, arrived promptly & exceptionally packed with detailed care instructions. Brilliant all round service & have ordered more now & no doubt will again in the future. Happy customer.

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Reviewed 6th September 2018 by Gillian

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Harriet

They just bolted away as soon as I put them in the ground and are looking fantastic still. I'm hopine to take cuttings from them.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Aileen

Very efficient service and most importantly the salvia Amistad is doing very well. Has grown and flowered very well this summer.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Holly

The replacement plant supplied has been excellent - rapid growth and stunning deep purple flowers which have given weeks of pleasure. However this was a replacement plant as the original plant was supplied with 3 of the 4 stems snapped off by careless/poor delivery. So to sum up, wonderful plants but you might want to review how these plants are being delivered to your customers.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Tony

Fantastic salvia, dark and rich colour, tall and erect, long season (still flowering in September). Prompt delivery on this order (some others have been tardy).

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Jill

Filled the space well and still looking good!

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Davies

Have grown too much in the place i planted them. I did not expect they would grow this high

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Susan

adds a bit of pazzazz to my mixed boarder. Nice lime green foliage and deep purple flowers. Abit slow to get going though. And will it survive the winter. Only 1 non-flowering shoot for cuttings. As usual, customer service was excellent re delivery round holidays.

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Helen

Sturdy plants and doing well although quite late

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Reviewed 30th August 2018 by Susan

This has been amazing, the colour is superb,it has continued to flower and holds up well in the hot sun or rain, and still looks really good,very pleased

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by George

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Leslie

I have a different salvia which has done pleasingly well. So, I was not sure about "Amistad". She did extremely well with excellent growth and plenty of blossoms.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Miriam

Grew well and flowered but not prolifically. Super colour.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Marianne

Although this plant was good and healthy because of the extreme weather suffered a little but I am sure it will be fine next year. When in bloom it was lovely but was over quite quickly.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Caroline

Great Condition

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Reviewed 23rd March 2018 by Neil Sharpe

Wow, I have got used to getting plants through the post, but these were superb. Three large plants in top condition. They certainly have got the best start.
Thanks Sarah

Dark and mysterious

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Reviewed 13th August 2017 by Irene Spencer-Woods

Have two of these and they are really coming in to their own now after a slow start. The blooms are very dark purple and definitely have a gothic look. Some of the leaves became lacey but I think that was lack of water! Watering can at the ready now. Would buy again.

just don't cut it

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Reviewed 5th January 2017 by Kimberley Reeman

Tall, vigorous, and wonderful ultramarine colour. Unfortunately you may be tempted to cut it for the vase, just because of that gorgeous blue. Be warned, though: it drops like mad. You'll have blue petals everywhere.

Fantastic colour

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Reviewed 24th June 2016 by Jean Williams

Loved this salvia with totally Tangerine Dahlias, had a problem with the panicum frosted explosion so added some Cerinthe to the pot, Super.