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Agastache cana 'Heather Queen'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: cana (KAN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Heather Queen

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive aspenbooboo41 On Sep 24, 2007, aspenbooboo41 from Whitehall, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Planted a one gallon size plant last fall, this year the plant is about 3' tall and 2'-2 1/2 ft wide ! I didn't do any pinching, and found the plant did not need that to establish a lovely full clump.

I have mine planted on a slight slope where it gets sun from morning til about 1pm, which seems to be enough. I have amended the soil a bit, but still have some clay although this Agastache doesn't seem to mind.

The foliage smells soooo good, and it blooms from July to frost. You NEVER have to water these guys, which is great. I haven't been so lucky with the hummingbirds, but it does for sure attract bees.

Many sources list this hardy to zone 5. I am in zone 6a and this plant overwintered for me with no extra care. It is recommended not to cut the plant back until spring, as cutting it back before winter could allow moisture to seep into the openings in the stems which could lead to crown rot.

Positive Marilynbeth On Aug 7, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful! I love it!

I planted it last year and this year, I did lots of 'pinching' earlier during the season and now it's full and loaded with flowers for the Hummingbirds!

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

(info from Select Seeds)

Large violet pink flowers in masses give an elegant air to garden beds all season. The bruised flowers and foliage are mint scented.

Perennial; 2-3 ft tall
Color: Violet-pink
Full sun
Soil: Rich, well-drained
Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11
A hummingbird magnet!

*********Sowing Instructions**********
Type: Annual; Tender Perennial Sones 6-11
Depth: 1/16 inch
Flat temp: 60-70F
Sprout time: 10-30 days
Tip: Sow indoors in late winter, or outdoors in fall in mild winter areas.

Positive smiln32 On Oct 12, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

It is ideal for perennial borders and herb gardens or containers due to its compact size. It grows best in fertile, well-drained soils. Prefers full sun.


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

Roseville, California
Sacramento, California
Timnath, Colorado
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Bend, Oregon
Cogan Station, Pennsylvania
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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