Salvia hybrid ‘Wendy’s Wish’ PP 21889

October 10, 2015

Salvia hybrid ‘Wendy’s Wish’ PP 21889

 

A stunning perennial salvia that has brilliant magenta colored tubular flowers with fluted tips and a pinkish-brown calyx. The stems are dark maroon and the leaves are dark green with a glossy appearance and serrated margins. ‘Wendy’s Wish’ has a compact yet open growth habit and grows 3-4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. It provides great impact in the landscape if mass planted and also adds a vivid pop of color in mixed container gardens.

This lovely plant was originally discovered in the Victoria, Australia garden of salvia enthusiast Wendy Smith. It was found growing next to Salvia mexicana ‘Lolly’. The legend states that Ms. Smith’s wish was that a part of the proceeds of the sale of this plant would be donated to the Australian Make-a-Wish Foundation, thus the name ‘Wendy’s Wish’

Salvia hybrid ‘Wendy’s Wish’ performs best if planted in full to part sun in well-drained soil. As with most salvias, it will need regular water when first planted but will be fairly drought tolerant once it is established.

We are growing ‘Wendy’s Wish’ in one gallon containers. Give us a call, “Like” us on Facebook or check out our website www.clearwatercolor.com to see photos and learn more about this plant and many others we are growing.

 

 

 

 

 

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