The agastache, also called Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop, is a lovely sun perennial, with spires of purple flowers that bloom throughout the summer. With incredible drought-tolerance and a low-maintenance disposition, these plants are perfect for your low-maintenance garden! Pollinators and Hummingbirds will flock to this plant in your garden.
Types of Agastache Plants
There are many types of Agastache sun perennials. The genus is part of the hyssop family and consists of over 30 different species. Each species is slightly different, with varying colorations, sizes, and fragrances.
Currently, Garden Goods Direct offers two of these species, both of which grow up to three feet tall and are highly drought-tolerant and disease-resistant:
- Agastache Black Adder produces vivid blue flowers, which appear from mid-summer to the first frost.
- Agastache Blue Fortune produces lavender-blue spires that appear from July to September.
- Agastache Golden Jubilee brings a new color to the hyssop family of plants. Wonderful Golden-yellow Leaves.
- Agastache Purple Haze produces darker flowers than other members of the family.
Why Plant Agastache Sun Perennials?
The first thing you’ll notice about Agastache is their lovely flower spires. These season-long bloomers come in multiple shades of blue and purple, adding texture and color to your garden. They’re also very attractive to pollinators like hummingbirds, honey bees and butterflies, resulting in a summer-long display of life. Even the foliage is lovely, with vividly colored leaves arranged in a round, compact shape.
On top of the Agastache plant’s visual interest is its low-maintenance nature. Agastache perennials are tolerant of many conditions, including poor soil and reduced soil moisture. They’re even impressively disease and pest-resistant, making them ideal for organic gardens.
Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Agastache Sun Perennials
Before choosing one of our Agastache sun perennials for sale, consider your local climate. These plants tolerate plant hardiness zones 6 through 9, making them suitable for most southern and western areas of the continental United States. If you live in a more northern region, this may not be a good variety for you. If you do live within the Agastache plant’s hardiness range, be sure you’re planting in an area with full sun and dry, average to sandy soil.
Beyond these considerations, choose the Agastache that best fits your personal taste.
How to Care for Agastache Plants
Agastache plant care begins with learning how to plant Agastache sun perennials. Plant your perennial in an area with full sun and soil that tends to be dry. Mix Bio-Tone fertilizer into the soil and water well to help establish the plant. We also recommend mulching around the stem of your Agastache plant to help retain moisture through the drought months.
Caring for Agastache sun perennials is simple once the plant is established. They require little watering or fertilizing, and their resistance to drought and disease makes them very hardy in non-ideal conditions. Simply monitor your plants regularly to determine if they need extra attention.
Contact Garden Goods to Buy Agastache Sun Perennials Today
For a beautiful plant that requires little maintenance, choose the Agastache sun perennial from Garden Goods Direct. With our easy online ordering solution, we’ll deliver a quality specimen directly to your door. As America’s number one online garden center, we guarantee quality every time.
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