This vigorous perennial blooms all summer as enthusiastically as an annual. Its tall wands filled with bright rose-purple blossoms rise above compact clumps of aromatic bronze-colored foliage, and bring you close-up views of hummingbirds and butterflies seeking nectar in its tubular flowers. Photo courtesy Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH.
Agastache is a genus of about 30 aromatic species native to central and eastern Asia, Mexico, and the United States. Careful breeding and selection have given us newcomers that offer exceptional garden performance and a long season of bloom. In full sun and well-drained soil, they happily shrug off summer heat and early frosts.