Agastache – A Perfect Plant

We find many of our customers ask for plants that flower all summer, come in a range of colors, are low maintenance and return year after year.  This versatile plant from the mint family hits the bill on all of these things.  Best, it only gets prettier and fuller as time goes on.  This  trouble free perennial is known for it’s long bloom time.   It is a tough plant able to take on the summer sun and poor soils as well as flourish in part shade.  It likes regular watering but once established is quite drought tolerant.  The plant’s dense spikes of small tubular flowers are loved by hummingbirds as well as butterflies and other pollinators. Agastache is wonderful planted in mass and also works great in containers.  It has an array of common names such as giant hyssop, hummingbird sage, hummingbird mint and anise hyssop.  Bloom and foliage colors vary with ‘Summer Glow’ featuring dark green foliage and yellow flowers (shown above left) and ‘Golden Jubilee’ sporting light green “golden” leaves with purple blooms (pictured right with ‘Purple Haze’).   ‘Grape Nectar’ blooms in a gorgeous slightly more pinkish tone (pictured below).  Add a few of these beauties to your garden beds and they are sure to put on a great show every summer.