Agastache – The Plant You’re Looking For!

20150821_101657Agastache (Hyssop) is a fabulous perennial plant that fits the bill on most gardeners plant wish list.  It features a long bloom time, is loved by pollinators, it’s fragrant and it’s generally trouble free.  This herbaceous perennial is native to North America and comes in blooms colors of purple to pink to mauve to white.  Plants form generous mounding clumps with jagged-edged, lance-shaped leaves and upright spikes with tubular flowers spring or summer through fall (specific bloom time can vary between cultivars).  These plants thrive in well draining soil in full sun and prefer deep, infrequent watering.  Blooms are long lasting and plants tolerate heat, humidity, drought and early frost with ease.  They are also resistant to deer and rabbits.  Butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinators flock to them by the dozen.  It’s a favorite of many of our staff!

Some of our Favorite Varieties

‘Blue Boa’ (shown above) features luxurious deep violet-blue flowers that are extremely showy.  Flower spikes on this award winning plant are tall, thick and plentiful and foliage is bright green.  An outstanding selection!

‘Cotton Candy’ is a brightly colored selection with dense clusters of small pink flowers that don’t stop! Blooms spring through fall.

‘Golden Jubilee’ is unique with bright chartreuse leaves contrasted with short spikes of purple flowers.  Leaves are brightest in all day sun.