This is an erect, bushy perennial with scented gray-green leaves. Its raspberry-red flowers grow on loose, foot-long spikes from midsummer to late fall. The flower spikes have a long bloom period and attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other insects.
CareWell-drained, fertile soil in full sun. In warmer areas, less hardy species should overwinter in a protected location. May be grown as annuals.
PropagationSow seed at 55° F to 64° F in early spring. Divide in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer. Protect young plants where not hardy.
ProblemsMildew and rust in dry, hot weather. Some fungal diseases are possible.
- Genus : Agastache
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Foliage
- Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest