Hardiness: USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) 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
Bloom Color: Pink Rose/Mauve Coral/Apricot Orange
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 Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season 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: Patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From herbaceous stem cuttings
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
Phenomenal agastache. The smell is very strong. Like lemon Pledge. It literally blooms heavily AND non-stop. If you were to get only one agastache, GET THIS ONE. Not only is it gorgeous, but you can't beat the scent and number of blooms. Highly recommended!
This is the best agastache I have grown--the plant gets really large and full. Mine started blooming mid-July in Denver area and kept going until the snows in October. The stalks are strong and don't need staking. Hummers like it! Good color. I can't wait to see it next year. This was the second year. Didn't do too much the first year.
On May 4, 2009, zak1962 from Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
Let me start by saying, I love this plant. The color.. the frangrance... everything about it! It is however, a tender perennial here in zone 6a. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. The beautiful 2nd year plant you see in the pictures to the right is no more.
I took some internet advice and transplanted my Agastache last fall to a new location on the side of my house. I had planted several others there this past summer with plans to move this one in the fall. It never came back.
When left alone it comes back beautifully with no additional protection at all. If fact, the three plants that I left undisturbed are all coming back this year. Lesson learned!
On Jul 26, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:
Love this!!! Beautiful and colorful! Smell wonderful too! Hummers are also attracted! Growing it since Summer 2005. I give it a lean, well drained soil with sand and pea gravel on top. Don't cut back foliage til mid spring until you see new growth.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Perris, California Foxfield, Colorado Grand View Estates, Colorado Arden, Delaware Navarre, Florida Panama City, Florida Perry, Florida Hebron, Kentucky Woodstock, Maryland Myrtle Grove, North Carolina Maywood Park, Oregon West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Austin, Texas Belton, Texas Mc Lean, Virginia Kalama, Washington Vancouver, Washington