Salvia 'Amistad' flower
Salvia 'Amistad' (Friendship Sage) - A medium size semi-shrubby perennial with fast growth in the warm seasons. Reaches 4 ft. tall by at least as wide with glossy green leaves. From spring through fall whorls of large rich royal purple flowers emerging from near black dark bracts. Best grown in full to part sun along the coast or at least with protection from afternoon sun in warmer inland locations. Plant in a fast-draining soil with moderate to regular watering. Likes a garden location that does not become too cold in winter and will remain evergreen in frost free locations. A showy plant for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden as a specimen or mass planting or as a large container plant.