Such a new plant that the breeders have only just applied for breeding rights. Amistad is Spanish for friendship, and seeing how well the colours blend with such harmony you will be making new friends as passers by stop to admire it. Flowering from May to October over glossy green foliage it is drought tolerant and attractive to bees. Prefers well drained soil in sun. Height 100cm (40”). Spread 60cm (24”). Hardy perennial, though may need some protection in extremely cold areas.
This plant is now protected by Plant Breeders Rights, with the EU number 35867 being allocated against this plant. It is therefore illegal to propagate this plant for commercial sale without a license.
Flower Colour Purple
Other Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Scented, Suitable for Container
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Delivery April onwards
Flowering Time Autumn, Long Flowering, Summer
Aspect Full Sun
Spread 60cm (24")
Height 100cm (40")
Best in sun
May to October
Drought tolerant. Attracts bees and butterflies. Aromatic foliage. May need winter protection in damp and colder areas if below -5 degrees. If in doubt take cuttings as an insurance policy. Slugs may attack young foliage. Propagate by division in spring or semi-ripe cuttings from non flowering shoots in summer. Hardy perennial. (Bare roots take up to 6-8 weeks to appear after planting.)
All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.
Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower. Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F) Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)
Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.
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