Blue Boa Agastache

Agastache 'Blue Boa' PP 24,050 (Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint) is a stunning hybrid variety that blooms for many months from mid-to-late summer with showy spikes of deep violet-blue flowers.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height24-32" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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SKUHC017295

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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Agastache 'Blue Boa' PP 24,050 (Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint) With deep purple-violet blooms, ‘Blue Boa’ is a sturdy upright grower that has large green leaves. It grows best in fast-draining soil and average moisture levels. Leave the stems in place over the winter months to improve cold hardiness. This perennial is a stunning hybrid variety of hummingbird mint that blooms from mid-to-late summer and has won the 2013 title of “Too Good to Wait Performer” at the Colorado State Perennial Trials. Seedlings will not be true-to-type and should be weeded out. 24" tall x 18-24" wide. 

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Associated SKUsHC017295
HC015400 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot)
HC017282 (Tray of 9)
Common Name
Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name
Agastache Blue Boa PP#24,050
Patent
PP24,050
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
24-32" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
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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