Agastache are a showy, fragrant group of perennial herbs. The greatest concentration of Agastache species is found in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, so they are very successfully grown in a high desert climate. The remaining species are found scattered across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Also called Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint, all Agastache have nectar-rich flowers. The orange and pink-flowered Agastache are highly attractive to hummingbirds, while the blue-flowered Agastache are a favorite of butterflies and bees.
If you grow Lavender and Penstemon successfully, you will enjoy growing Agastache as well. The important thing to remember about successfully growing the Hummingbirds Mints is “tough love.”