Agastache and Salvias forum: Salvia melissodora

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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jun 26, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Even though there are no flowers to see yet, our S, melissodora is coming along just fine--in fact, it is the best grower of the four that we planted in April.


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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
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FBTS
Jun 26, 2013 8:19 PM CST
The flowers of this one are VERY aromatic. I love to suggest to someone who has not experienced a grape smell in a flower to sniff. It makes everyone happy!

The history of this plant is very interesting. Here is a link to our post about it: http://www.fbts.com/everything-salvias/sacred-salvias/sacred...

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 26, 2013 9:47 PM CST

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I planted two of them into a container with Salvia 'Royal'.

The look great!
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Jun 26, 2013 10:04 PM CST
Thank you, Kermit, for letting me know about the article on uses for S. melissodora. I have posted a comment. I enjoyed reading the article very much, lots of good information. Marilyn, reading the article let me know that this one will probably be blooming in the fall, so I won't be expecting flowers for some time, but that's okay, I am really happy to have a fall blooming plant.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 26, 2013 10:41 PM CST

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I've had a few flowers of melissodora, so far. One flower so far of the 'Royal'.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
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FBTS
Jun 27, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Our S. melissodora flowers some 9 months of the year, as do others in milder climes.

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 27, 2013 1:54 PM CST

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Avedon said:Thank you, Kermit, for letting me know about the article on uses for S. melissodora. I have posted a comment. I enjoyed reading the article very much, lots of good information. Marilyn, reading the article let me know that this one will probably be blooming in the fall, so I won't be expecting flowers for some time, but that's okay, I am really happy to have a fall blooming plant.


When I ordered melissodora, I thought it was going to flower from Summer into Fall, as it stated in the description. http://www.fbts.com/salvia-melissodora.html

Hoping for more flowers now.

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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