Silver Sword azalea -- Hardiness?
Anyone know anything definate about "Silver Sword" hardiness -- including bud hardiness? (The foliage is pretty... but not enough to grow it if the buds are going to freeze!).
I saw it for sale here in zone 6... looked at the tag, and it said zone 7! Strange, I thought... and pointed it out to someone there, who of course knew little and said something nonsensical.
Poking around the web, I have seen quite a range of hardiness listed.
So maybe it is not definately established. And maybe I'll have to try it and see. But -- I'm hoping maybe some wise folks around here might know!
[And since I *want* to grow it, please respond with something like: "Oh, it blooms every year for me here in zone 4!" :) ]
(BTW, I do plan to use it in a foundation planting around the front porch. So I might have some micro-climate advantage there)
Thakns for any info!