Best In Show Agastache Collection

Our Best In Show Agastache Collection features five Hummingbird Mint cultivars introduced by High Country Gardens Founder, David Salman. He was passionate about Agastache plants: “They have everything I love in a perennial: aromatic flowers and foliage, stunning spikes of tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, they bloom in summer and fall, extending the seasons of color in my xeriscapes, and they are North American native plants.” Collection of 5 or 15 plants.
Zones6 - 8
Advantages
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Attract Butterflies
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Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
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Fragrant Flower / Foliage
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
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Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height Varies:
Desert Sunrise Agastache: 40-48" tall
Rosita Agastache: 24" tall
Agastache rupestris: 36-42" tall
Glowing Embers® Agastache: 24-26" tall
Fall Fiesta Agastache:48-54" tall
Mature SpreadVaries: Rosita Agastache: 18"wide
Agastache rupestris: 18" wide
Glowing Embers® Agastache: 24-28" wide
Fall Fiesta Agastache: 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
Shipping DetailsShipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023 Learn More…
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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High Country Gardens is known for our fantastic Agastache offerings, and our Best In Show Agastache Collection includes five cultivars introduced by our founder, David Salman. Hummingbird Mints, as their name suggests, are very attractive to hummingbirds. With so many varieties of colorful Agastache plants in bloom from early summer through fall, you'll invite hummingbirds to call your garden home.

Two sizes available - 5 plants (1 of each) or 15 plants (3 of each):

Plants are subject to change due to availability.No planting map included.

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Associated SKUsHC017220
HC017138 (Collection of 5)
HC017139 (Collection of 15)
Common Name
Agastache Best In Show Collection
Zones
6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Desert Sunrise Agastache: 40-48" tall
Rosita Agastache: 24" tall
Agastache rupestris: 36-42" tall
Glowing Embers® Agastache: 24-26" tall
Fall Fiesta Agastache:48-54" tall
Mature Spread
Varies: Rosita Agastache: 18"wide
Agastache rupestris: 18" wide
Glowing Embers® Agastache: 24-28" wide
Fall Fiesta Agastache: 18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Western Only
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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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