Agastache Collection

Hummingbird Mint Collection

 

Try four different customer-favorite Agastache varieties in this Agastache Collection. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). You'll save $5 off the single plant price of $47.96.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
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Size Collection of 4
SKU HBLB304

Details

Try four different customer-favorite Agastache varieties in this Agastache Collection. It includes: Agastache Blue Fortune, Agastache neomexicana, Agastache Desert Solstice, and Agastache cana Rosita. *We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
SKU HBLB304
Common Name Hummingbird Mint Collection
Botanical Name Agastache Collection
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Orange, Blue
Mature Height Blue Blazes: 36-48" tall
Agastache neomexicana: 24-30" tall
Agastache rupestris: 36-42" tall
Desert Solstice: 40-48" tall
Mature Spread Blue Blazes: 24-30" wide
Agastache neomexicana: 18" wide
Agastache rupestris: 18" wide
Desert Solstice 24" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for growing Agastache

Agastache are sun loving plants with aromatic foliage and flowers. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and are resistant to rabbits and deer.

Agastache need lean, well-drained soils, prefer gravel mulches, and appreciate deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season

  1. Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
  2. Plant in full hot sun.
  3. Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
  4. Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Watering can be reduced greatly during the second growing season when the plants have matured.

To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.

If your conditions don't lend themselves to growing Agastache in your garden, they do well planted in containers.

More in-depth guidance for growing Agastache: Agastache Growing Tips, Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part 1, and Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part II.


Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

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Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Hardy (7)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
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5.0

Wow

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from Pueblo, Colorado

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Bees Love It
  • Hardy
  • Hummingbirds Love It
  • Long Blooming

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Excellent Native Planings
    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

    Agastache is versatile and can be a stand alone specimen or intermingled among other plants such as penstemon for an attractive, water wise garden. The humming birds love it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value pack with great complementary colors!

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    from Rinconada NM

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

      We have an area in our landscape that's too extreme for most plants. The plants we purchased from High Country have always been the hardiest plants for tough spaces. Out of the box they look tiny, be sure to give them the space required in the instructions. They will grow to fill it in a short time. The colors are great and we had blooms in the first season. Wonderful to bring in butterflies.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Arrived in pretty poor shape

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      from New Mexico

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

        I received the plants and had to wait to put them in the ground for about a week. They looked a little rough upon unpacking but I took care of them exactly as stated and they did nothing when I planted them. I specifically ordered these because of their features and my yard needs and was very disappointed. I did send an email to customer service and was never contacted back or even acknowledged. Unfortunately, I can't give a good review for something I had hoped would be a longstanding addition to my yard.

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        5.0

        Fabulous Results-Beautiful!!!

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        from Omak, Wa

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Vigarous

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

          I am so pleased with how vigorously they grew, they are huge in just one season!

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          5.0

          An excellent collection

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          from Smith Valley, NV

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

            All the plants in this collection are very durable, thriving in drought and wind. They have a very long blooming period and are frequented by hummingbirds and native bees. They look great blended with cactus but need a bit of extra water. I had my doubts about A. "Blue Blazes" when I saw its big leaves, but it's just as tough as the rest of the plants.

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            5.0

            Packed exceptionally well, as usual!

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            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Hummingbirds Love Them

            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

            For color, fine foliage and as attractor for hummers, these are wonderful additions to the garden.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Beautiful Collection!

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            from Placitas, NM

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Attracts butterflies
            • Attracts Hummingbirds
            • Easy To Grow
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

            The plants arrive in good condition and are the usual 5" pots but grow quickly and even the first year produce large bushes that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Excellent choice for a desert garden and do not require a lot of moisture.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice collection

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            from Brimfield, IL

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            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

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              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Collection:

              All of the plants arrived last spring, in good condition . They flourished the first season and as of this writing (April 2, 2015) They are starting to come back! (zone 5b) I used them in borders around my house. Be sure to plant them in the specified locations (shade/sun) for the best growth.

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              Q & A

              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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