Generous clusters of large, reddish violet blossoms stand tall above mounds of fragrant green foliage on this robust member of the Hummingbird Mint family. Exceptionally heat tolerant, it will keep pollinators coming over a long season of bloom. Good soil drainage is especially important to assure survival during the winter. PP 20,510
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.
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Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-gas'tuh-kee
Agastache is a genus of about 30 aromatic species native to central and eastern Asia, Mexico, and the United States: A. foeniculum is native to the United States; A. rugosa is from China and Japan. 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.
Light/Watering: Full sun. Some afternoon shade will protect the leaf color of yellow-foliaged Agastaches.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Average garden soil that drains well. Do not fertilize the first spring after planting; in subsequent years fertilize once in early spring with 10-10-10 or a layer of well-rotted compost. Acid to neutral pH.
Pests/Diseases: Few insect problems. Mildew can affect the leaves during dry summer weather. Deer generally do not bother Agastache, which is a member of the Mint family.
Companions: Other plants that prefer full sun and well-drained soil make good partners, for example: Milkweed (Asclepias), grasses (especially shorter varieties of Festuca), Yarrow (Achillea), Gaillardia, or Russian Sage (Perovskia). The bushier varieties of Agastache hold their own against most other perennials in a sunny border.
Dividing/Transplanting: Divide in spring if plant has outgrown its space; plant crown at soil level.
Calendar of Care - Agastache
Early Spring: Gradually remove any winter cover. Cut back old stems; large clumps may be divided. Apply one application of balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer or a 1–2″ layer of well-rotted compost (keep at least several inches away from the plant's crown).
End-of-Season Care: Cut stems back half way to protect the plants from damage by winter winds.