Hardiness: USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On Jun 15, 2011, appublic from Belton, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:
I grew this plant from seed last year and it ended up being my favorite plant of the year and I've planted many more of them this year. It bloomed as a first year perennial. The blooming season is long, the flowers are a true blue, and it is one hardy plant. It's in my driest bed and I didn't baby it at all. This year the plants are much larger and I cannot wait to see the show. I've read that they'll rebloom if deadheaded. I hope this is true so I enjoy an even longer period of blooms. It can flop. Mine lean on the taller echinacea and the colors look great together.
On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Very pretty, native to my area, favorite in my garden.
Can be lanky, trimming keeps it pretty and blooming extra hard.
Stunning azure blue flowers. I have it in unwatered (except if no rain in 3 months) beds and it does great!
Even this year with triple digits starting in April, and extreme drought, it has only been watered 3x and looks fabulous.
On Apr 6, 2007, bmuller from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:
I grew this from seed last year, and it bloomed the first year. It's now coming back in small, healthy-looking clumps. I collected seed last year, planted it, and those little seedlings are coming up. I love the blue flowers in the fall and the long blooming season.
On Nov 9, 2006, crockny from Kerhonkson, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
Love this plant in my zone 5a garden ... comes back every year and is getting bigger -- it sprawls but the silvery foliage and beautiful blue flowers in mid-late fall are glorious ...
I think the hardiness zone in this listing is off ... if you google the plant it says zone 5-9 ... also says you can propagate from cuttings and division ...
On May 9, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
One of the tallest native salvias, this one can be found growing in rich, fertile, tallgrass prairies in small colonies. The aromatic scent of theis plant is not favored by deer. Found in South Carolina to Nebraska to Mexico. Grows in sandy, loamy, and clay soils in full to partial sunlight. Blooms May-November.
On Aug 13, 2002, talinum from Kearney, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:
This is one of my favorite sages. It grows quite tall with long flower spikes. I usually start it very early indoors. This year it reseeded and I had blooms on 2' plants by mid-June. It is not hardy in my zone 5 garden.
Also referred to as Pitcher Sage. Loose spikes of clear-azure blue flowers. Shear in early summer to promote branching or plants will need staking.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama North Little Rock, Arkansas Richmond, California Sacramento, California Edgewater, Colorado Pembroke Pines, Florida Pensacola, Florida Glencoe, Illinois Park City, Illinois Saint Marys, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Trout, Louisiana Belton, Missouri Lincoln, Nebraska Rodeo, New Mexico Kerhonkson, New York Cedar Valley, Oklahoma East Norriton, Pennsylvania Columbia, South Carolina Atlanta, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Garland, Texas Rowlett, Texas Farr West, Utah Pardeeville, Wisconsin Pewaukee, Wisconsin Albany, Wyoming