Agastache, Anise-Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint 'Bolero'

Agastache

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Cultivar: Bolero
Hybridized by Jelitto
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Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Shiny/Glossy

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

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

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

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (red-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Weymouth, Massachusetts

Ogden, Utah

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 22, 2020, noseykate from SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA wrote:

I grew a half-dozen plants from seed. They bloomed in the first year, copiously. The foliage is a beautiful dark purple-green which in itself is worthwhile in the garden. The flower stalks rise up a good 3 feet, with glowing purple flowers that just keep coming through the greatest heat of the summer. A real stand-out in the midsummer garden. Seed sources seem to have dried up for the moment, but I will be dividing plants to have more of these excellent flowers. I have not seen them through a New England winter yet, but they are in a well-drained soil where several other agastache varieties have overwintered, so I am hopeful.

Positive

On Jul 15, 2015, janelp_lee from Toronto, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

Easy to grow! This perennial edible herb is beautiful with very long blooming time. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds!

Positive

On Feb 24, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Agastache 'Bolero' is a hardy plant with a long flowering period. Its foliage has a strong mint - anise fragrance with masses of magenta pink flowers of the same fragrance. Ideal for providing long lasting colour as a dry garden plant which attracts birds, bees and beneficial insects. Agastache need water to establish, then only if rainfall is low.

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