Friendship Sage

Salvia x 'Amistad'

A semi-evergreen perennial loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, bees – practically every local pollinator and beneficial insect. Cloaked in aromatic, herbaceous leaves, tall stalks bear large, two-lipped, royal purple flowers held in dark plum calyxes, blooming from spring to the first frost of the season. Stunning when massed as a border, this also makes a fine accent to any garden or container.


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Friendship Sage

Salvia x 'Amistad'
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Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.