Salvia 'Amistad' Pbr
Near-black flower bracts hold deep purple flowers in protruding spikes above mid-green foliage. Named the ‘Friendship Salvia’ (amistad means ‘friendship’ in Spanish) by its discoverer, Professor Rolando Uria of Argentina, this salvia stands out from the pack with its neat upright form and unique colour. A useful and easy garden plant that grows from Hobart to Cairns. Extremely long flowering (year round in warm climates) and a perfect focal point for the back of the border. Protect from heavy frost in colder areas.
Plant in full sun in well drained soil with supplementary water in extended dry periods. Prune back by half after flowering has finished to maintain a compact growth habit, and to ground level every 2-3 years to regenerate.