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Agastache neomexicana 'Lavender Haze'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: neomexicana (nee-oh-meks-ih-KAY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Haze

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama

Chicago, Illinois

Binghamton, New York

Terrell, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 11, 2013, steffymoc from Bucharest
Romania (Zone 6b) wrote:

Got some seeds not knowing what i am going to get. From the pictures is a interesting species and cultivar. The seedlings started really bad... i wanted to throw them away because i saw that they were suffering and i didn't know what to do. But i kept them. When a leaf has grown large enough to be sniffed...i couldn't stay away. Sniff sniff...and bang! It hit me. One of the most amazing of smells i ever sniffed: a mixture of english lavender and orange thyme with a balm touch. I knew right away why it is named "lavender haze".
I transplanted them to 4 per pot (9 cm) and didn't do well...at least with the leaves: were hard and crisp because of the heat and N low levels. But the blooms...oh the blooms... fantastic! tiny long flowers in an over saturated stem. It was suffering so i pin... read more