Wondering what a good source on the net would be for seeds. Want hummingbird freindly xeriscape and any type of this plant will fit the bill nicely but the only online sources I can find are outrageously priced or are for WAY to many seeds - I just want a few of each or any variety not 100's of one type, can any one point me in the right direction. I can ONLY buy seeds (made promise to my daughter and myself no more plants till the bathroom has been finished/renovating). Not experienced enough or have enough plants for trading or I would be trying that route (have pretty basic stuff right now).
Thompson and Morgan has a number of different types of Agastaches, and you'll get probably between 25-100 seeds or so depending on the variety. For common plants like Agastaches that produce a lot of smallish seeds that's generally the minimum number of seeds that you'll find if you're buying them--trading you might be able to find someone with smaller quantities that they'd send you for postage. I'm also not sure what price you consider outrageously expensive--their stuff is generally $3-5 for a packet depending on variety and # of seeds, plus shipping of course. I've never run across seeds like this for much less than $3/packet, but if you want to save on shipping you might see if your local nursery or Lowes/Home Depot has some--I know I've seen them at those places around here. You won't get as many varieties, but you'll save a few dollars.
Ecrane3's reference is a great one - another one that you might try (has a ton of neat stuff and is fun just 'cause he's a quirky kind of guy) is J.L. Hudson; http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net . His site is pretty basic, so you'll either need to know what you're looking for or do a google/ images (or plant files on Dave's!) when you find something new.
Plants of the Southwest carries a couple of varieties ( http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_category=2 ); A. Cana (wild hyssop) and A. pallidiflora (purple hyssop). This is my first year that I have tried these (bought plants from our ABQ Plants of the Southwest) and they are already doing great -- hoping my hummers like them.
All great links - thanks guys thats what I needed. I'ld forgotten about Plant of the Southwest, have never tried Hudson but they look good to - thanks for the info.
Or, you might put your inquiry over here in the Seed Trading forum. Some will send you seeds for postage and an envelope.
I planted a whole flat of agastache (Honey Bee White) when I found out they were good for xeriscaping. They have germinated and slow going for now. But I planted the whole kitncaboodle. When they get big enough, if they survive I can share some with you.
Contact me in a month and we'll see how they did and if they are ready for shipping.
Well, I checked Value Seeds for you to see if they had any agastache,they didn't, but I had to buy 6 packets of sun flowers seeds while I was there. Funny, I didn't think I needed those last time I visited their site.....then checked to see what wintersown.org had sent me in case they had agastache. Unfortunately, they didn't either, but you might want to e-mail them anyway since they send you *free*, yes, free seeds appropriate to your area. I never turn down free seeds!
Superseeds looks good, I have been buying from Value seeds for 2 years now - got love their pricing but it looks like superseeds is very comparable - thanks! By the way I ended up buying the agastace sampler (5 varieties) from High Country Gardens so next year I should have seeds.....
MQN ~ I am guessing you bought plants (HCG) not seeds so how did they do for you? Oh, and is the bath finished? LOL
Yes, how did they do? I can't keep agastache because of my zone, but I love them! I get mine from HCG too.
Agastache won't overwinter in your zone? Do you save the seed?
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I think most of them should be hardy in zone 5...some will even make it in zone 4. There might be a couple that are less hardy than that, but I think the majority of them should overwinter in zone 5.
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