Salvia Wendys Wish

Height 80cm
Spread 80cm
Full sun
Dry Tolerant
Botanical Name: Salvia hybrid Wendys Wish

Variety Profile

Discovered by avid Salvia collector and garden enthusiast Wendy Smith in Rosebud (Victoria), Salvia ‘Wendys’ Wish’ is a now owned and loved by thousands of gardeners across Australia. This fast-growing variety displays vibrant magenta flowers for much of the year, particularly throughout the warmer months. The flowers are tubular and capped by a colourful calyx (The back of the flower) which remains some time after flowering extending its interest even longer. The mid-green foliage appears dense and lush and is further complimented by maroon stems of the plant.

  • Hot pink flowers from spring through summer
  • Neat and compact habit, perfect for pots and small gardens
  • Part proceeds to Make-A-Wish® Australia

Cultural Care

An easy care variety, it grows in most soil types, but will thrive in fertile, well drained locations in your garden. For optimum results, prune back one third of the plant after flowering in early spring to maintain shape, and encourage a dense bushy habit. Fertilise with a general purpose slow release fertiliser at the same time of pruning. Dry tolerant once established. Requires an occasional long soak during extended periods of heat.

Plant Uses

  • Mass plant in drifts for stunning, low maintenance displays
  • Large containers
  • Mixed borders
  • General garden use
  • Fast results for new gardens

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