Agastache Best In Show Collection

We're known for our fantastic Agastache offerings and this collection includes our favorites! Hummingbird Mints, as their name suggests, are very attractive to hummingbirds. With this carefully chosen collection, you'll have a sampling of our best Agastache offerings in a range of dramatic colors. Resistant to deer and rabbits.

Zones6 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature HeightAgastache rupestris 36-42" tall
Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers 24-26" tall
Agastache cana 24-36" tall
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' 30-36" tall
Agastache Blue Boa 30-36" tall
Mature SpreadAgastache rupestris 18" wide
Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers 16-20" wide
Agastache cana 18" wide
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' 18-24" wide
Agastache Blue Boa 15-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizeNo
SKUHC017220

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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Our Agastache Best In Show collection includes our favorite varieties for 2018. With so many varieties of colorful Agastache plants, you'll invite hummingbirds to your garden from early summer through fall. This collection includes a choice of one or three plants each of  Agastache canaAgastache rupestrisAgastache aurantiaca Apricot SpriteAgastache rupestris Glowing EmbersAgastache Blue Boa *We reserve the right to substitute a similar Agastache plant. These plants do best in full sun. Because of their fragrant foliage, these plants are highly resistant to deer and rabbits.

*Does not include planting map


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Associated SKUsHC017220
Common Name
Agastache Best In Show Collection
Botanical Name
Agastache Best In Show Collection
Zones
6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Mixed
Mature Height
Agastache rupestris 36-42" tall
Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers 24-26" tall
Agastache cana 24-36" tall
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' 30-36" tall
Agastache Blue Boa 30-36" tall
Mature Spread
Agastache rupestris 18" wide
Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers 16-20" wide
Agastache cana 18" wide
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' 18-24" wide
Agastache Blue Boa 15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Western Only
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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.


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.
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No longer available this season.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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