Wild Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint, Mosquito Plant 'Heather Queen'

Agastache cana

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



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer




Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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... read more


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!


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.


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.