salvia byron flynt

pedoman(9a)October 27, 2005

I bought a Bryon Flynt salvia in September and I was wondering if any other gardenweb member have any tips for growing this salvia. It is a hybrid of S. hispanica and S. Mexicana limelight. It supposedly gets 6 feet all and gets covered in electric blue flowers. I guess I will have to wait until next year to see what it does.

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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

That's a pretty wild cross, considering the relative sizes of the flowers. Where did you get this plant, and what USDA Zone are you in? Hispanica is basically an annual and mexicana is hardy to USDA Zone 7 or 8.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2005 at 11:33PM
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I want one, too! :)


From (in CA) -

Linda asks: I'm a salvia enthusiast and was told there is a new salvia on the market introduced by a local hybridizer. What do you know about its characteristics and any other information of interest?

The salvia was hybridized by Dan Flynt and was named after his grandfather, Byron Flynt.

It is a cross between Salvia mexicana "Limelight" and Salvia hispanica, but more vigorous than either parent. The seed comes from "Limelight," yet the foliage more closely resembles hispanica. The flower stalks are like "Limelight," but more purple like hispanica. It is more floriferous than either parent.

"Byron Flynt" is tender if temperatures drop too low but it is very easy to take new cuttings from each year. This salvia is 5 feet tall by 3 feet wide and needs staking. The electric-blue flowers add a real punch to a mixed perennial border, can be a great addition to a habitat garden or part of a salvia enthusiast's collection. It has been a winner in our own gardens.

Emerisa Gardens, wholesale-retail, Cottage Gardens and Western Hills carry Salvia "Byron Flynt." Check other nurseries for availability.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2005 at 10:12AM
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I bought this salvia at Emerisa Gardens in Santa Rosa. I have the tag that indicates who developed this plant, but I was wondering if anyone has actually grown it. It is supposed to be a perennial. I live in a zone 9a in Santa Rosa.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 12:21AM
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CA Kate

I have Byron Flint too, purchased either from Emerisa or Calflora last spring. These new plants are about 2' tall and are blooming now. The flowers are tiny, intense dark purple, on a spike about 6" tall. I guess I'll know next spring how winter hardy they are in my zone 9, foothills garden.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2005 at 12:56PM
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Is there a picture of this available?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2005 at 4:38PM
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i brought home one from Capital Nursery in Sacramento Ca. Quite lovely despite that i haven't seen its flowers yet.

Here is a link that might be useful: myspace

    Bookmark   June 28, 2006 at 3:28PM
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Well this is hardly anything to do with Salvias!

What are you thinking of?


    Bookmark   June 28, 2006 at 4:39PM
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