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Blue Blazes is a large growing hybrid hummingbird mint with lavender-purple flower spikes. Very long blooming, its flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees making it an essential perennial for pollinators.
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
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.
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(based on 19 reviews)
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Most Liked Positive Review
Glorious! Must leave stems up in winter to be perennial. :)
Echoing other gardeners: this plant is a stunning hummingbird magnet. Blooms here in 8a June-frost. Few other plants can compete! A real head-turner combined with Echinacea purpurea & tall grasses. I too...Read complete review
Echoing other gardeners: this plant is a stunning hummingbird magnet. Blooms here in 8a June-frost. Few other plants can compete! A real head-turner combined with Echinacea purpurea & tall grasses. I too prefer "Blue Boa's" violet shade of blue + its broad branching habit to "Blue Blazes," which I've used in the past. Read pruning/maintenance directions carefully: stems must remain up in winter, or the plant could drown in rain/snow. Website has helpful planting video. Love this company!
Most Liked Negative Review
Beautiful plant with poor durability
tHE 3 i ORDERED LAST SPRING PERFORMED MAGNIFICENTLY IN MY GARDEN ALL SUMMER. Unfortunately, the 3 I ordered last fall did not survive the winter and one of the original three died over the...Read complete review
tHE 3 i ORDERED LAST SPRING PERFORMED MAGNIFICENTLY IN MY GARDEN ALL SUMMER. Unfortunately, the 3 I ordered last fall did not survive the winter and one of the original three died over the winter as well.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By master gardener
from Birmingham, Alabama
About Me Professional Landscaper
Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Blazes:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Lovely ,tall, blooms up till frost
from Bridgman Mi
About Me Avid Gardener
Awesome , I have to water once every two weeks , vibrant, colors bees and hummingbirds love it
A pleasant surprise
By An Old Guy
from Minneapolis, MN
In a south-facing bed in my back yard, I'm experimenting with several varieties of Agastache, just to see how insects and animals respond, as well as to see if there's enough of a mini-climate in that area to enable plants that are normally zone 5 and above to survive and even flourish in zone 4. Blue Blazes is gorgeous, but in this Minnesota climate, late to flower. Once it does, like its Blue Fortune cousin, it's spectacular in appearance, and while Hummingbird visits have been sparse, local bees just can't get enough, and this and its Blue Fortune cousin are often literally covered with dozens of bees from late July through first frost in October. I thought the experiment was a failure when the plant failed to green up last May after its first winter here, but that's an adaptation, I think, and it did reappear in June, growing very quickly thereafter to good size, and to bloom profusely again. This past winter has been more of a "normal" Minnesota winter (harder than 2016-17), so I'll be interested in seeing if it comes back this time. I leave the plant untrimmed/unpruned through the winter, which helps some, and rabbits eat it only when they're desperate, but it got plenty cold in December and again in February, so we'll see. At least I now know enough to be patient about looking for it to sprout again.
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Nice Addition to Pollinator Garden
from BRIGHTON, CO
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I replaced the Blue Fortune hyssops I had with Blue Blaze and I'm glad I did. Compared to Blue Fortune, Blue Blaze lasts longer into the fall and and has a better overall appearance throughout the season. Pollinators love it.
from Ridgway, Co
So so in a partly sunny location but still blooms!! Just not a huge plant. It really takes off in full sun . Blooms early Aug in my 7500' garden , so I get several weeks of color before frost. HCG needs more early blooming Agastaches . I amended my clay soil with gravel for this plant. Worked well.
I would buy this product again
from Denver, CO
Border in a xeriscaped are. Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love it. Long blooming time. Very attractive.
Amazing size in two short years
from Colorado Springs, CO
This awesome plant filled out beautifully in two years and now takes center stage in our Colorado garden. It has survived deer, late spring snow, and a silly dog and has come back for three years and looks better each time. We have a plethora of hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators thanks to this bush. Grew quickly to 5' high and filled out to 3-4' on each side...it is big but a great buy!
Not the best blue in my garden
from Coupeville, WA
About Me Master Gardener
Blue Blazes in its second year in my garden, planted in poor, rocky sandy loam soil stayed rather small in stature, very vertical in shape and did not stay in bloom as long as other hummingbird mints. I would ratherrecommend Blue Fortune in this color range, for me a larger plant with a longer blooming season.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Prescott AZ
About Me Getting Started
I have four of these, one doesn't have enough soil under it, some of my yard is dust over boulders, Three are big beautiful butterfly magnets. I wouldn't put them in an elegant garden but they are wonderful in my space. On the three there is a musical chairs going on with the butterflies. A hummingbird once in awhile.Even the one on the rocks is OK, I just need to move it. The net: pretty color, seem healthy, don't need too much attention. Although the monsoons make everything better. Might be too leggy for a formal garden unless you can fit that in.
One of the best Agastache
By Front Range Gardener
from Fort Collins, CO
This has developed into one of my favorite plants. It is big and healthy, has a very extended bloom time and is always covered with bees and butterflies. It's one of our most visited hummingbird plants. Highly recommended.
Good strong plant
from Flagstaff, AZ
This turned out to be a nice plant. Just installed it in 2016, so we'll see how it makes it through a Flagstaff winter.
A bee magnet
By No, thank you
VERY small when it arrived, I worried that it would not survive transplanting, though it did, and once adapted to the local conditions, it thrived, and with spectacular color. At times in July and August, there were upwards of 50 bees (and occasional butterflies) covering the plant, and that continued right up until frost. Planted as an experiment in a south-facing spot in the garden, I wanted to see if Zone 5 plants would survive in a marginally-Zone 4 environment in southern Minnesota. In late January, when this is written, it's far too early to tell if it will re-emerge in the spring, but I certainly hope it does. Of all the plants I ordered, this was easily the star of the show.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Would buy this Agastache again
I have not had much luck with Agastache in general and think the genus gets more attention for its new varieties than for actually having outstanding plants, but I was impressed with this one. It grew well in its first season in an area I worried might not be sunny enough and it's flower was so much more impressive than the nearby and better established Purple Haze Hyssop that I may have to separate them. This is one of the few Agastache that I would buy more of.
Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
from Berkeley, CA
This plant grew 36" tall in its first season and became very popular with honey bees and hummingbirds and several species of butterflies.
Didn't Make It
By CRR Gal
from Central Oregon
It was an attractive plant that first year, but it didn't make it through our Central Oregon winter. We are in zone 5 and it didn't seem to be particularly cold last year, but whatever - this plant didn't like it here.
Merchant response: Good Day CRR Gal,We are so sad to hear that your Agastache did not make it through the winter! We are not sure what may have been the cause of death but we are eager to work with you to figure it out and provide you with the knowledge you need to get the results you paid for! Please know that we would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to enjoy! It is because of this, we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. We have reached out to you via email to discuss your options. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Late summer glory
By Alma the artist
from Denver ,Colorado
This lovely plant is on its way to another mid summer through fall show. The hummingbirds flock to it. The flower shape is different from the other Agastaches near it so it really catches the eye. It is also taller and slightly cooler in color. So happy I purchased this one.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from falmouth, Maine
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
fabulous plant in the first season!
from North Carolina
This plant grew to its full height in the first season here in North Carolina and remained upright and attractive all season. The blooms were full and the bees enjoyed it all summer. I planted it in the border and it fills it's space nicely.
Poor survival rate in my garden
from Carson City, NV
After 2 years, only 1 of the 3 plants I bought is still growing. They were slow to grow initially, and 2 of the 3 never thrived.
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