Texas Hummingbird Mint
24-36" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). Texas Hummingbird Mint is a hands down favorite for everyone who sees it in our garden here. Tubular, raspberry pink flowers are prolific and continue from late summer on through fall. Agastache cana does well in average garden conditions, mixing well with other late blooming perennials such as Solidago 'Golden Fleece' that also enjoy well drained soils.
|Common Name||Texas Hummingbird Mint|
|Botanical Name||Agastache cana|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||24-36" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||No|
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
- Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
- Plant in full hot sun.
- Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
- Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
- 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.
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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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