Agastache: "Super Stars" of the Perennial World - Part 2
by David Salman
Five Key Tips to Growing Agastache Plants
It's no surprise that gardeners across the country are bringing Agastache plants into their gardens. Some of these new hybrids are worthwhile while others appear to not be anything really exciting. Never-the-less, I'm excited that this genus is becoming more widely grown.I think that there has been some sales hype and mis-information about growing the Agastache. Reading many garden website posts about the plants, it's clear that this has created some unrealistic expectations among gardeners who are just starting to grow plants of this genus.
The key to growing great Agastache plants? It's simple.
Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility.
Plant in full hot sun.
Don't over amend their soil with too much rich compost.
Don't over-fertilize your plant.
Resist the temptation to over-water established plants. (New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves).