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Products > Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' PP21,889
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' PP21,889 - Wendy's Wish Sage
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' PP21,889 (Wendy's Wish Sage) - An evergreen shrub with compact growth to about 3 to 4 feet tall by 3 feet wide with mid-dark green colored leaves have serrated margins along dark maroon stems. Rising above the foliage from spring through fall are the unique tubular flowers with fluted tips. The flower corolla characteristics seem to more resemble Salvia buchananii in color, which is a deep purplish red and flower size with a flower calyx that is pinkish brown, more like Salvia splendens.

Plant in full sun. Irrigate occasionally to regularly. It is cold hardy to 25F. A very nice plant for a container or in border plantings.

Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' appeared as a spontaneous garden hybrid beneath a plant of Salvia mexicana 'Lolly' in the Victoria, Australia garden of Salvia enthusiast Wendy Smith. It was apparently Ms. Smith's wish that part of the proceeds from this plant go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so the name “Wendy's Wish” is particularly fitting.

We first received this plant for trial from PlantHaven in September 2007 and it was released in the US at the beginning of the summer of 2009 with a debut at the spring PlantHaven Pack Trials in Carpinteria, CA. It received U.S. Plant Patent number 21,889 on April 26, 2011 

This information about Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' PP21,889 displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.