Agastache, Anise-Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint 'Blue Boa'

Agastache

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Boa
Additional cultivar information:(PP24050)
Hybridized by Korlipara
Registered or introduced: 2011

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Canby, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 18, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The blue-violet flower color is much deeper/more vivid than that of any other blue agastache I know. The spikes are larger than most, and stand out in the landscape. They make an excellent cut flower, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds in the garden. An excellent nectar source. This cultivar is sterile and does not self-sow.

Exceptionally long-blooming, from late June into the fall. With most of the violet agastaches, you get fewer flowers (corollas) on the spike as time passes, but here it's mid-September and the color still reads well in the landscape when the others (Blue Fortune, Purple Haze, Golden Jubilee) have all faded out.

The leaves give off a delicious fragrance when rubbed, like mint, licorice, and tutti-frutti bubblegum.

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