Salvia Wendy’s Wish
While dreaming about new plants for my perennial bed renovation, I scoured the internet and came across this beauty that attracts hummingbirds, from White Flower Farm.
“In spring, our Director of Horticulture loves to plant this vigorous Australian selection next to his back porch. Each morning as he sits outside enjoying his coffee, he watches the hummingbirds savor the sweet nectar from the tubular blossoms. Right up until frost, ‘Wendy’s Wish’ throws spike after spike of vivid magenta-pink blooms with fluted tips on maroon stems. Plants are slightly spreading and will fill in nicely at the edge of a deck or porch, perfect spots for viewing the aerial antics of your winged visitors.” Plant Salvia in full sun and well-drained soil. (Drainage is especially important in winter.) Cut back hard, to 3–4″ after flowering to keep plants compact and to promote rebloom.