Identify this Salvia 'San Luis'

lucas_tx_gwAugust 7, 2012

I got this sage at a mid summer mark down at a local nursery in North Texas. It was marked only 'San Luis.'

Most references to 'San Luis' are for leucophylla which this is definitely not.

I found one reference from a native nursery in TX so I suspect that is where it came from. It says it's a microphylla, does that seem right?

The blooms are actually brighter red, the ones pictured are faded and I took the pics near sundown.

Thanks!

Teri

Here is a link that might be useful: San Luis sage

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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

It looks to me like S. microphylla San Carlos Festival. This has raspberry red flowers and is a compact, open bush that can get gnarly stems without getting ugly.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 1:43AM
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robinmi_gw

Agree with Richard, this looks very much like 'San Carlos Festival'.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:20PM
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lucas_tx_gw

Thanks for the responses. Would you expect it to be hardy in North Texas formerly zone 7 now zone 8?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 8:32PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

It should be hardy to at least Zone 6b, and is the most durable microphylla I have, along with Hot Lips.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 11:45AM
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