Agastache and Salvias forum: Agastache cana Question

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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 5, 2016 6:14 AM CST
Hi I'm new to the agastache and salvia forum. I have a question about the agastache cana seedlings I started last Fall? They're about 8 inches tall and I was wondering if they'll bloom this year? I'm growing Summer Glow agastache too but I've heard it's a bit of a whimp in my climate. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Smiling

WardDas
May 5, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Yes, they should bloom for you
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 5, 2016 3:16 PM CST
Thanks WardDas. Thumbs up I'm hoping they do well in the area I have them in? It gets lots of hot afternoon sun, plus reflected heat from the parking lot.

WardDas
May 6, 2016 9:55 AM CST
I have had problems with cana and aurantiaca in really hot and dry conditions. For they just don't survive long in those conditions, conditions where Salvia greggii & microphylla experience no problems. This was entirely unexpected and it has led me to give up growing them. The only reliably hardy Agastache for me in dry sandy never watered conditions is rupestris and hybrids of rupestris. Cana and aurantiaca seem to only go as annuals or very short lived perennials.
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 6, 2016 11:37 AM CST
That's disappointing because I was really hoping cana would do well in my flower beds since I'm switching to more drought tolerant plants. They'll probably die before they get a chance to bloom? I guess one day I'll look for rupestris. Thumbs up Thanks for that tip, now I won't be as disappointed.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 6, 2016 9:10 PM CST

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High Country Gardens has most of their Agastaches 25% off right now.

Here's the link for A. rupestris

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/agastache...

Here's the link for A. rupestris 'Glowing Embers'

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/agastache...

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 7, 2016 5:11 AM CST
Thanks so much Marilyn. I'll definitely check them out because I've heard good things about them. Thumbs up
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 27, 2016 5:27 AM CST
Here are some pictures of the blooms. Hurray!
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
May 27, 2016 9:54 AM CST
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Beautiful picture! The blooms look beautiful! Mine are not blooming yet but are growing well and I love the foliage too. Hurray!
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 27, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Thanks Judy! I'll have to enjoy the blooms before the heat possibly kills them. Hilarious! Hopefully yours will bloom soon? I definitely like the foliage.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 27, 2016 5:42 PM CST

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TexasPlumeria87 said:Here are some pictures of the blooms. Hurray!
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Beautiful flowers!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 27, 2016 6:41 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn! Hurray!
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FBTS
May 28, 2016 10:28 AM CST
WardDas said:I have had problems with cana and aurantiaca in really hot and dry conditions. For they just don't survive long in those conditions, conditions where Salvia greggii & microphylla experience no problems. This was entirely unexpected and it has led me to give up growing them. The only reliably hardy Agastache for me in dry sandy never watered conditions is rupestris and hybrids of rupestris. Cana and aurantiaca seem to only go as annuals or very short lived perennials.


We've found too that most of the common drought resistant (read this as Southwestern native species) Agastache are short lived. The possible hybrid 'Sining', a patented variety developed by Plant Select in Denver and sold as Agastache cana 'Sonoran Sunset'. Hold up very well in all sorts of conditions. And is less floppy than most of this sort. Our customers tell us that in their native conditions these Southwestern species are fairly reliable. But give them some humidity and they long for the desert.


Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
May 28, 2016 11:02 AM CST
FBTS said:

We've found too that most of the common drought resistant (read this as Southwestern native species) Agastache are short lived. The possible hybrid 'Sining', a patented variety developed by Plant Select in Denver and sold as Agastache cana 'Sonoran Sunset'. Hold up very well in all sorts of conditions. And is less floppy than most of this sort. Our customers tell us that in their native conditions these Southwestern species are fairly reliable. But give them some humidity and they long for the desert.



Thanks for telling me about that cultivar Kermit. I wish I would have known about that and the rupestris variety. I have Summer Glow in a pot on my patio since someone told me theirs croaked in Summer and they live in my area. Thumbs down

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