Agastaches are relatively
new perennials and annuals for the garden belonging to the mint family
also known by the common names of Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint, There are
many different species of Agastaches that are native to North America.
great additions to the garden and do best in containers. They attract
hummingbirds butterflies and other pollinators. They withstand dry
conditions and are very heat tolerant. As an extra bonus, few animals
bother them because the bitter oils make the plants unpalatable to them.
deer tend to shun Agastaches.
Agastaches in this
area are best grown as annuals.. They do not like damp conditions and
thrive with very little feeding. Also they do not like acidic soil
We off er this
year, The Arizona series which grow to 10 inches tall and are available
in orange, yellow and pink. We also offer the Kudo's Mandarin
Nova plants. This varieties grows to 18 inches and is hardier. These
Agastaches attract a variety of wildlife to you garden and are
hummingbird and butterfly magnets. Make sure your soil is well drained
and the plants receive full sun. They will bloom all summer.
Butterflies and Agastache