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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. Hardy to 25F. A nice plant for a container or in border plantings. The plant appeared as a spontaneous garden hybrid beneath a plant of Salvia mexicana 'Lolly' in the Victoria, Australia garden of Salvia enthusiast Wendy Smith. We have heard that it is 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.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' PP21,889.