Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia iodantha 'Louis Saso'

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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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Nov 26, 2013 5:17 PM CST
I really love this plant. It grows robustly to 8 feet or so and blooms it's head off for months. If the winter weather cooperates, it displays from September till April for us. A great food source for the overwintering Annas hummingbirds we are blessed with.

Who else grows this?





Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 26, 2013 5:39 PM CST
Very pretty, Kermit! Smiling

What is the lowest temperature it has endured and continued to bloom?
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 26, 2013 9:39 PM CST

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Danita,

Kemit has it hardy to zone 7

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-iodantha-louis-saso.html

http://www.fbts.com/salvia-iodantha-louis-saso.html

Since it's a Fall and Winter bloomer, I may not order it next year.

Gorgeous flowers, Kermit! Drooling Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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Nov 26, 2013 10:43 PM CST
Good question about lowest temp and blooming. Outside Zone 9 it is a herbaceous perennial, blooming in the Fall.

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 26, 2013 11:34 PM CST
Thanks, but I was actually looking for a more specific temperature. The reason I ask is that even though I am in zone 7b/8 we rarely get temperatures below 20F. In last winter's mild beginning, the 'Byron Flynt' plant that I got from you, Kermit, continued blooming through mild freezes until January because the temperatures never fell below 28F. When temps went below 28F, it died back. We've had a strangely quick descent into winter this year, so it has frozen back already. That has been rare lately though and the mild freezing temps in the first half of winter are more common. In the future, I thought it might be fun to find some Salvia cultivars that can take some freezes and remain green and blooming, like 'Byron Flynt' did last year. It was so fun seeing those big blue blooms on the dreary winter days. Lovey dubby

Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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FBTS
Nov 27, 2013 10:49 AM CST
Sorry not to be able to be more precise. This one has bloomed through high 20s for us, and the worst of storms. We continually gather information, so your information helps.

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 27, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Thanks Kermit, sounds like it has potential, at least. Smiling
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Dec 14, 2013 12:42 PM CST
I like the fuzzy flowers...unfortunately it flowers too late in the season to be a hummingbird nectar source in northern Delaware.

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