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). 2005 Plant of the Year.
Flat of 9 plants will cover 18 square feet when planted together
HC013925 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock.
HC015644 (Tray of 9) - Out of stock.
Ava's Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Mid summer to fall
Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
High Country Gardens Introduction
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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