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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
'Amistad' is a bushy, upright perennial plant to 1.2m with aromatic, slightly downy, corrugated, bright green slender leaves that have pointed ends. Profuse, large deep purple tubular flowers with black calyces are borne from early summer through to the first frosts
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Needs a sheltered position but usually overwinters if given full sun and good drainage. Drought tolerant
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or early summer and semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering
Pests May be affected by slugs, snails, rosemary beetle and leafhoppers
Generally disease free
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