Salvia Collections: Wish Collection

 

 

The Wish collection of Salvias comprises four enchanting varieties: Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish,’ Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish,’ Salvia ‘Love and Wishes,’ and Salvia ‘Kisses and Wishes.’

Origins:
– **Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ and Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’:** Discovered by Salvia enthusiast Wendy Smith, these plants were named in honor of her favorite charity, ‘Make-A-Wish.’ Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ is named after the breeder Wendy, while Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’ is dedicated to two Make-A-Wish children, Emma and Brett, with proceeds from royalties benefiting the charity.

– **Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’:** Bred in Australia and discovered by John Fischer.

– **Salvia ‘Kisses and Wishes’:** Unlike the other varieties, this one was bred in the U.K. in 2018 by Sarah Jane Knott of Southwater.

**Plant Information:**

1. **Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’:**
– Produces clusters of coral red flowers.
– Blooms from early summer into autumn.
– A superb plant for pollinators, especially attractive to bees.

2. **Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’:**
– Produces clusters of magenta pink flowers.
– Blooms from early summer into autumn.
– Ideal for pots or planted in the garden.
– Excellent for pollinators, particularly beloved by bees.

3. **Salvia ‘Kisses and Wishes’:**
– Produces large pink flowers full of nectar.
– Attracts bees and butterflies throughout the garden.
– Blooms from early summer until late autumn.
– Being a tender Salvia, it requires substantial protection during the winter.

4. **Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’:**
– Produces large red-purple flowers full of nectar.
– Attracts bees and butterflies throughout the garden.
– Blooms from early summer until late autumn.
– Similar to ‘Kisses and Wishes,’ it is a tender Salvia requiring ample protection in winter.