Salvia, Sage
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wendy's Wish
Additional cultivar information:(PP21889)
Hybridized by W. Smith
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alameda, California

American Canyon, California

Fairfield, California

Fallbrook, California

Mission Viejo, California

San Jose, California

Walnut Creek, California

Casselberry, Florida

Deland, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Sorrento, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Thomasville, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Southold, New York

Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Houston, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Hollywood, South Carolina

Okatie, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Bellaire, Texas

Belton, Texas

Houston, Texas

Kerrville, Texas

Edison, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

7
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 4, 2015, paulwhit from Houston, TX wrote:

This plant is growing like gangbusters in a VERY tough spot in my garden (partial shade at best, next to a drain = fairly moist, constant exposure to two smallish dogs). It's been blooming almost constantly since I put it in last fall, and has grown from ~18" at planting to ~48" now. I'm a big fan and will probably try to find more this year.

Positive

On Oct 29, 2013, FLDianne from Naples, FL wrote:

I love this plant with its vibrant flowers and easy care. Here in Naples it seems to get a bit larger. This one already has a 4 ft spread. With our sandy, alkaline soil it is often difficult to grow flowers but this one is beautiful. Will try my hand at some cuttings.

Positive

On May 2, 2013, gbirdie from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

from gbirdy- A friend gave me cuttings and they rooted very quickly in a mix of damp perlite and vermiculite. Resulting plant is now 2 years old and thriving.

Positive

On Apr 12, 2013, heckabore from Walnut Creek, CA wrote:

Gorgeous. Blooms and blooms and blooms. I love the burgundy stems with the bright green leaves and dark, dark, dark pink flowers. Unfortunately did not survive the winter here in Walnut Creek. This year I'm planting one next to my house instead out farther out in the garden in hopes it will live over until next year.

Positive

On Jul 5, 2011, sueroderus from Bluffton, SC wrote:

This year, 2011, is the first year that I have had this plant in my zone 8b garden. So far I am impressed. It continues to flower and the plant itself has a good form. The leaves have a touch of burgandy and are different from the other salvias I have. My plants are doing well with half day afternoon sun in average soil.

Positive

On Apr 30, 2011, plantnutga from Thomasville, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I grew this in summer 2010 and was very impressed. I purchased a 4" pot w/a teeny plant and tucked it into a large container with as I recall a penta and salvia 'black and blue'. This salvia is a robust grower and was not intimidated by the shade of other plants- it wound in and out between the others and stayed in bloom until our first freeze. The large screaming fuchia blooms were beautiful!

Positive

On Sep 9, 2009, loneoak221 from Bow, WA wrote:

This variety has a show stopping hot magenta pink flower accented by dusky mauve calyx. Dark stems contrast the rich green foliage. For best habit, pinch to promote branching.