Is Agastache a hardy UK?

Is Agastache a hardy UK?

Here in the UK, it may survive winters where there are no frosts. Some cultivars, including ‘Blue Fortune’ are hardy to -15C when established. It’s therefore a good idea to try to keep your agastache alive over winter, and use fleece or other methods to protect it.

What zone is Agastache?

zones 4 to 10
The Agastache plant is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 10. Most plants can survive temperatures down to 10 F.

Is Agastache invasive?

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade but best in full sun. Also tolerates drought, poor soils, summer heat and humidity. Plants in this genus are non-invasive in the garden.

Where do hummingbird mints grow?

Planting. The key to growing the Agastache (Hummingbird Mints) is to find a hot, sunny planting site with quick-draining soil of low fertility. Agastache needs ‘lean,’ well-drained soils. Clay and rich, water-retentive loamy soils are a poor match for these plants.

What is the hardiest Agastache?

rugosa, this robust nonstop bloomer is probably the hardiest Agastache and one of the best butterfly feeding stations in the garden. Its fat, five-inch-long spikes of powder-blue flowers perch atop three-foot stems. The two- to three-inch, toothed green leaves are strongly licorice-scented. Zones 6 to 10.

How do I overwinter Agastache?

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ If you want the whole plant to survive, overwinter it somewhere the temperature doesn’t fall below 5°C. Pot it up individually and place it on a windowsill of a cool room, or place it under the staging in a heated conservatory or greenhouse.

Will Agastache come back every year?

Agastache (aka Anise Hyssop) is a tender perennial with aromatic leaves and colorful flower spikes all summer long. While traditional varieties have blue or purple colored flowers, newer varieties feature bold colors such as red and orange. In warm climates, it comes back consistently each year.

Are hyssop and Agastache the same?

Anise Hyssop (Agastache) is not the same as Hyssop (Hyssopus). Anise Hyssop is Native to North America and a member of of the mint family, while Hyssop spp is a member of the carrot family and native to Europe. They are completely different genus and species!

How do you grow Agastache from seed UK?

Press seeds lightly into the soil but do not cover. Light is needed for germination. Propagate 15-18°C. Germination 14-30 days, but can be irregular and take up to 90 days.

What is the common name for Agastache?

Hummingbird Mint
Agastache, also called Hummingbird Mint and Hyssop, are fragrant and long-blooming perennials. These are must-have plants for waterwise landscapes that are filled with flowers and plenty of pollinators.

Is hyssop same as Agastache?

What grows well with Agastache?

COMPANION & UNDERSTUDY PLANTS: Agastache foeniculum mingles nicely with Callirhoe involucrata, Echinacea purpurea, Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida or Solidago nemoralis. Blue tinged grasses like Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Sky’ and Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ provide a nice contrast.

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