Agastache Ava

Ava's Hummingbird Mint - 2005 Plant of the Year

 
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Agastache Ava is one of High Country Gardens very best plant introductions, renowned for its tall spikes of deep rose-pink flowers held by raspberry-red calyxes. This vigorous hybrid Hummingbird Mint blooms for many months beginning in mid-summer.

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
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SKU HBLHVXX

Details

48-60" tall x 24" wide. Of all the Hummingbird Mint varieties High Country Gardens has released (and they are our specialty), this is our finest introduction. This stately hybrid between Agastache cana and Agastache barberi will be the centerpiece of any planting with its huge spikes of deep rose-pink flowers, raspberry-red calyxes and sweetly scented foliage. Flowering begins in mid-summer and continues for months, the spikes elongate up to a foot or more in length and intensifying in color with each passing week. "Unlike any other Agastache I've grown, Ava's calyxes retain their intense coloration keeping the plant beautiful until hard frost," said chief horticulturist David Salman. Or like fine dark-flowered Lavender, it can be picked and dried to make a fragrant everlasting flower. This plant takes two to three growing seasons to reach mature size and will live for many years when happy. Plant in enriched, well-drained garden soil. Fertilize annually in mid-fall and leave the stems standing through winter. Cut back entire plant back to 3” in mid-spring (not in the fall) (cutting propagated)
Associated SKUs
HBLHVXX
11821 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
HBLHV09 (Plant - Flat of 9)
Common Name Ava's Hummingbird Mint - 2005 Plant of the Year
Botanical Name Agastache Ava
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 48-60" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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.


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 5, 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.

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

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4.7

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  • Hardy (34)
  • Healthy (33)
  • Fragrant (23)

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Agastache 'Ava'

Agastache 'Ava' grows equally well in Santa Fe and Puget Sound, WA. Blooms all summer into fall and attracts numerous hummingbirds. I have planted it in a perennial border along a wall...Read complete review

Agastache 'Ava' grows equally well in Santa Fe and Puget Sound, WA. Blooms all summer into fall and attracts numerous hummingbirds. I have planted it in a perennial border along a wall and near a patio.

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All 3 did not survive

I garden a lot and wanted Agastache Ava for several years. It was sold out one year when I was ready to purchase it so I waited until last year. I was finally able...Read complete review

I garden a lot and wanted Agastache Ava for several years. It was sold out one year when I was ready to purchase it so I waited until last year. I was finally able to order it along with Indian Grass 'Llano'. I planted the Indian Grass and Agastache together and all performed beautifully. Ava agastache was gorgeous and had a long bloom time. The grass made it through the Wisconsain zone 5 winter just fine but all 3 Agastache Ava died. Not one sign of life from any of them this Spring. It's May 19th and still nothing, so maybe zone 5 is a stretch? If a single plant had died I wouldn't think too much of it but all 3 is hard to figure out after they performed so beautifully otherwise.

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5.0

This is a wonderful addition!

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

    I absolutely love this addition to my front yard! We live in an area with more rainfall than this agastache variety prefers, so I keep it in a large pot on my porch under the overhang. We have had this plant from High Country Gardens about 2 years now and it's done wonderfully. The hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies frequent it regularly. I must say that everything I purchase from High Country Gardens is of the best health and does so well, if I follow the guidelines for the variety of plant. I am always impressed with the vitality of all I have as I often move things around in fall. I love the subtle color of the foliage contrasted with the bright pink flower stalks that stay lovely all summer long!

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    5.0

    Wowzer!

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    from Temecula, CA

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

      I live in Temecula, California (southern) and have several varieties of agastache. I received Ava last fall and she quickly grew a little bit and even had a few blooms on it throughout the winter. When spring came I wondered if it was finished flowering or what. But little Ava was not done--she rapidly grew taller, about 3 feet and bloomed her fool head off all spring and summer. It is August and it still looks great. My Blue Blazes and Blue Fortune look tired and spent but Ava looks colorful and proud. Definitely a long lasting agastache bloomer.

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      5.0

      It survived

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      from Kewaskum, WI

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

          I like to try new plants, I can be a zone pusher. Technically I am in zone 5a, maybe you could even consider it 4b with other folk's opinions. I planted Ava in a south east corner of my house in my garden area there. In the corner it doesn't always get a lot of rain. Even so I still added some sand to the soil to ensure more drainage. Last year I planted it. Didn't grow too much, but it flowered. I was hoping to be lucky that it would come back, surviving the winter. To my luck it is. It is growing nicely and came back just fine and healthy! It will be May next week. Can't wait to see how it does this year!

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          5.0

          Beautiful agastanche

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          from Florence, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

              This is the 2nd Ava I ordered- the 1st one did not overwinter here, but this one is coming back fine and I am expecting it to double in size (it maybe reached 18")and bloom as well as it did last summer which was very pretty! I would definately like to add more to my planting areas!

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              5.0

              Doing great!

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              from Austin, TX

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                I bought two of these, along with some other agastache and hyssop. One of the two was damaged but customer service was fabulous and sent me a very strong replacement. The other has only been in the ground for less than 3 weeks but it's growing very quickly and looks great. I planted in a very sunny spot in a mixed loam soil with only a bit of compost in the hole. I can't wait to see them bloom!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works well in a large pot

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                from Wilmington, Delaware

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                  I am in the East and have found Agastaches challenging to over-winter. So I tried Ava's Agastache in a large pot and have had good success with it. I used regular potting soil mixed with sand for good drainage and I grow this plant on the sunny south-facing side of my house. The pot I use is about 18 inches high by 16 inches wide. This plant grows and blooms well, all summer, with only moderate watering. In fall, I left the top part get killed back by frost and then move the whole pot into my garage for the winter, where I keep it very dry. It re-sprouts in spring and I put it back outside. The only thing to be aware of is that this plant grows tall and made need some supports to keep it upright. A small tomato support works well. This plant attracts hummingbirds, as advertised!

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                  5.0

                  David Salman nailed it with this hybrid

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                    Perfect addition to my garden collection.

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                    4.0

                    One tough plant

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                    from Jackson, Missouri

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                      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                      This plant is tough. I potted it up to a larger pot and had it on the patio below the deck. It got watered but that was it. I put my plant out in the fall as they do much better surviving. This one made it through re-modeling the deck above.

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                      5.0

                      A favorite for my dry-scapes.

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                      from Golden CO

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                        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                        The photo suggests this to have pink flowers, and in my gardens it is more a soft purple tending toward mauve. It is very reiable and floriferous. I have already ordered another.

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                        5.0

                        LOTS OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

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                        from Rio Rancho, NM

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                            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                            Planted along east wall in NM in a narrow courtyard leading into backyard. Coral Honeysuckle, "Ava", "Sunset" and "Desert Solstice" Agastache hug wall providing a hummingbird paradise to view for my kitchen window. Looking forward to many years of beautiful viewing of both flowers and birds. What a welcoming site as you enter my garden.
                            TK , Rio Rancho, NM

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                            5.0

                            Come for the crocosmia, but stay for the agastache.

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                            from Boston

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                            • Statuesque

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                              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                              We had been trying for several years to grow an agasthache, but they kept not making it through our wet winters. I had resigned myself to growing them a an annual. Last summer I decided to try again, but this time I planted them on a hill. I don't know if Ava was better than the other cultivars we tried, or we planted it early so it could get well established before winter, or if the hill did the trick, but this agastache Ava is off the charts! We love our crocosmia which is a hummingbird lure, but our new slogan is "come for the crocosmia, but stay for the agastache."

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                              5.0

                              Growing well

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                              from Colorado Springs,CO

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                                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                Seems to be deer resistant.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Stunning beauty!

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                                from Parker, CO

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                                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                  This beauty graces my friend's backyard. We have several other flowers, including several agastaches, but this is the show-stopper.

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                                  4.0

                                  Strong, healthy plants

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                                  from Antioch, CA

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                                    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                    I purchased three of these Agastache hybrids for a sunny spot in my zone 10 garden. The plants that arrived in the fall were tiny but healthy. I have extremely poor, clay soil but now that we made it through the winter and it is mid-spring, all three plants are thriving and are easily five times the size they were when I planted them. It's too early for blooms yet but I am very pleased with how well they are doing.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Definitely a plant to have

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                                    from Millsboro,Delaware

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                                      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                      I have this beauty by my patio so I can enjoy the hummingbirds and bees which consider it an "all you can eat" buffet.
                                      What a great plant, especially here in southern Delaware when most plants are looking a little worse for wear, this plant is still looking great.

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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Doing Well So Far!

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                                      from Lubbock, TX

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                                        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                        I held these plants after receiving (great packing, by the way) a little too long in my utility room, and then planted them in a bed that I have not been able to get anything to grow successfully. It is a bed next to the house on a south brick wall. One reason may be the caliche I have been fighting around the foundation when the house was built. The Ava and Purple Haze did really well in this bed during the summer. By fall, I could tell they had a good start and were growing well. We have had 12 inches of snow this winter so far, and temps have gotten into the teens. They are still green at the base. I am looking forward to lush growth this spring! Successes like this will insure that I buy from HCG again!!

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                                        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Agastache 'Ava'

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                                        from Whidbey Island, WA

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                                        • Continuous Bloom
                                        • Prefers Full Sun And Warm
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                                          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                          Agastache 'Ava' grows equally well in Santa Fe and Puget Sound, WA. Blooms all summer into fall and attracts numerous hummingbirds. I have planted it in a perennial border along a wall and near a patio.

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                                          5.0

                                          Ava

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                                          from Michigan

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                                            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                            Excellent

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                                            5.0

                                            Very Pretty

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                                            from coralville, iowa

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                                              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                              I enjoy having agastache in my garden, not only for the color, but to draw the hummingbirds. Ava provides a lovely hue.

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                                              5.0

                                              Blooms, Bees and Birds

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                                              from Burney, CA

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                                                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                I plant these in groups around my garden to give August through October color and to see our lingering bees, bumblebees, butterflies and hummingbirds enjoy the bounty. These are one of my all time favorites. I will be planting more! Love them! Great for my zone 5.

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                                                5.0

                                                Filll a large dry space with a great beuty!

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                                                from Rinconada

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                                                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                  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.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Beautiful addition to our garden!

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                                                  from Moscow, Idaho

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                                                    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                    These looked great and grew well during their first season in our garden. I am looking forward to seeing them during their second season in 2016 - I'm sure they will be even more beautiful.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Amazing

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                                                    from Lycoming County PA

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                                                    • Fragrant
                                                    • Hardy
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                                                    • Lightweight
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                                                      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                      The color and form are stunning. I couldn't believe it's growth for the first year. It grew very well and was exactly what I was looking for. The color stayed all season and we'll into the fall in my zone 6 garden.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      A big hit with the hummers!

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                                                      from Nashville, TN

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                                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                                      • Attractive
                                                      • Fragrant
                                                      • Hardy
                                                      • Healthy
                                                      • Long lasting blooms

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                                                        • Container Near Hummingbir
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                                                        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                        I have purchased many agastaches from HCG and this is probably my favorite. With the heavy clay soil and wet winters in middle Tennessee I have found that it is best to plant in large containers which I can move to protected areas for the winter.
                                                        In the spring I place them near my hummingbird feeders and when they start blooming in mid summer I just sit back and enjoy the show! Well worth the wait!

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Incredible first year growth

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                                                        from Colorado

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                                                          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                          This Ava was a replacement plant for one that did not survive the winter previously. It arrived healthy and by the fall it had reached 2.5 ft,
                                                          A beautiful addition to my collection

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                                                          4.0

                                                          The hummingbirds love this plant

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                                                          from Middletown, RI

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                                                            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                            Love Ava Hummingbird mint and so do my hummingbird visitors as well as butterflies. The only two cons which are more related to my Northeast location: long spikes can break off at base, and after 3 winters, the plant normally does not come back. It is light, airy and adds a whimsical look to my gardens.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            This agastache adds a burst of color to my garden.

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                                                            from Roxborough, CO

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                                                              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                              Although I have other agastache so, I've wanted Ava for a long time. The plant doubled in size during its first season, and promises to become a showcase in my front garden.

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Beautiful!!

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                                                              from Toledo OH

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                                                              Pros

                                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                                              • Attractive
                                                              • Fragrant
                                                              • Hardy
                                                              • Healthy
                                                              • Lightweight
                                                              • Versatile

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                                                                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                                I out the beautiful plant in an empty corner of what I call my Butterfly garden. I needed something there, but did not know what. This plant is perfect. Not only is it wispy, fragrant and beautiful. The butterflies and hummers love it. It has tripled in size since the spring. We have had several days of freezing weather and even a little snow in Ohio so far this year...and it is still blooming and doing well.

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                                                                5.0

                                                                beautiful and hardy

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                                                                from Bethel Park

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                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attractive
                                                                • Attracts Bees And Humming
                                                                • Hardy

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                                                                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                                  attracts pollinators and is a longlasting addition to lnadscape

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Long lasting beautiful blooms!

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                                                                  from Placitas, NM

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                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                                                  • Attractive
                                                                  • Fragrant
                                                                  • Hardy
                                                                  • Healthy

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                                                                    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Ava:

                                                                    This is truly a winner! The blooms are still there in November and the smell is wonderful even when you cut it down in late winter. Afabulous plant!

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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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