VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
Has anybody grown salvia Amistad? How do you rate it? Is there a difference between Pineapple sage and Tangerine? I grow pineapple and its foliage is wonderfully scented but I don't know Tangerine


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,042

    Pineapple and tangerine sage are both names for Salvia elegans. I agree, lovely scent, but neither pineapple nor tangerine to my nose.

    I looed up S. 'Amistad', that looks very nice, haven't seen it for real though.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,042

    I shall have to have another sniff, next year it will have to be. I can't keep it through most winters (just occasionally comes through) and I didn't have any this year. But they both seem to be Salvia elegans so maybe it's like the colour varaitions in Salvia microphylla - all one species but different cultivars.

    I must get some more next year though, I've missed it being about.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,042

    Roll on indeed, bound to be a better one next year.

    Though I do love the winter shake up and restylings and looking out for the first bulbs. 

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    S. Amistad looks a real beauty, I take it this is a new variety that should be around next year?

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