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Salvia Amistad shortage

Chrisp1Chrisp1 Posts: 35
For the past few years I've had Salvia Amistad in my garden It has made it through the winters until the last one.
Previous years I seen it ever garden centres but this year I can't seem to find it anywhere. I've been to at least 10 near me which have plenty of other ones, but no one seem to have Amistad.
Does anyone know if there is a shortage of it this year?


  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,039
    Not heard that at all 
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 769
    It might just be out of fashion 🙄🙄 GCs want to push new varieties. 

  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 500
    Must say, I've not seen them for a while.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 2,283
    It’s available online from reputable suppliers.
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 500
    It’s available online from reputable suppliers.
    My go to if I want something particular.

    I normally make quite a few salvia cuttings, for insurance.
    I forgot last year, so lost one.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 4,269
    Most Salvias are not in the GC's yet too early. I did see S Hot Lips yesterday I am sure others will follow. 

    BROWN IS A COLOUR   Piet Oudolf
  • Chrisp1Chrisp1 Posts: 35
    Most Salvias are not in the GC's yet too early. I did see S Hot Lips yesterday I am sure others will follow. 
    There are loads in garden centres at the moment.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,052
    Amistad is the last to develop flower spikes for me, the shrubby salvias are in full bloom and the nemorosas but Ami is only just budding. Maybe the GC’s are holding back putting them out until they are a bit more advanced? As it’s slightly tender compared to many others it could also be the cold spring has held this one back more than others.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,237
    edited 25 May
    Agree with GardenerSuze, I have been in the same situation where I can't find Amistad in the GCs around this time of year, but they start appearing - as lovely full plants about to flower - later in June/July. 
  • I had bought my one in July last year, and thought it had died this winter. But I left it in the ground and discovered two weeks ago that it starts growing again.

    I my garden.

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