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Including Agastache aurantiaca, Agastache mexicana, and Agastache pallida

Agastache

Lovers of heat, these tough and drought resistant Mint family relatives guarantee terminal spikes adorned with brightly colored, tubular flowers just about all summer long. Agastaches are easily grown in well drained soils, and will bloom more profusely, over an even longer period of time, if the flowering stems are cut back in midseason.

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Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’  full sun
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This drought tolerant bushy perennial is prized for its more manageable compact habit. With erect stems tinged a dusty grape, wine-purple calyxes, deep peachy orange flowers, and mint-scented triangular green leaves sporting silvery undersides, the stunning shades of an evening sky will light up your garden all day long. Easy-to-grow ‘Apricot Sprite’ can be planted in the company of Mediterraneans such as Geranium harveyi, where it will undoubtedly entice gardeners and hummingbirds alike.

Blooms June – mid-October.

Size: 12"–18" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 7.


Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’ (P-1520)
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Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sunrise’  full sun
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This easy-to-grow, drought tolerant perennial was hybridized by Richard Dufresne of Greensboro, North Carolina. With sinuous stems tinged a dusty grape, wine-purple calyxes, deep orange buds that fade slightly as they open, and triangular green leaves with a minty aroma and silvery undersides, the stunning shades of an evening sky will color your garden all day long. Plant with Mediterraneans or Cephalaria gigantea.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.


Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sunrise’ (P-0176)
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Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado TM’  full sun

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will gather around this colorful Plant Select introduction. Originally a southwestern wildflower, resilient Coronado is distinguished by highly aromatic, silver washed green leaves and sunny yellow tubular blooms set aglow with orange streaks. Tailor-made for a water wise garden, it can be situated near other undemanding cohorts like Nepeta ‘Little Trudy’ and Oenothera ‘Silver Blade’.

Blooms July – mid-October.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide. Zone 5/6.

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado TM’ (P-1560)
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Agastache x ‘Black Adder’  full sun
Black Adder Hyssop
Agastache  Black Adder

A nectar-rich magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies, long racemes of vivid blue-violet flowers unfurl from darker purple buds. Medium green foliage and straight stems support the bottlebrush-like blooms from midsummer until frost. This splendid new introduction between A. rugosum and A. foeniculum brings late season oomph and a vertical element to the mixed border or to a favored pot, while wafting a delicious licorice smell and resisting those pesky deer..

Blooms June–September.

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Agastache x ‘Black Adder’ (P-1364)
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Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’  full sun  partial shade

You'll never regret inviting this vigorous new High Country Garden introduction to blaze its way into your favorite sun-soaked garden spot. A tall-statured enduring hybrid between Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' and the native Agastache foeniculum, 'Blue Blazes' offers gorgeous generously sized flower spikes with pinkish calyxes and glowing lavender purple blooms that yield a nonstop show for several months aloft well-groomed and fragrant, notched green leaves. Its large commanding habit can grace the middle or back of the border, where hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and of course two-legged visitors will remain entranced.

Blooms July–October.

Size: 4' 0"–4-1/2' high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’ (P-1791)
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Agastache ‘Bolero’  full sun

A beacon to hummingbirds, honeybees, and butterflies, this enthralling Jelitto introduction spotlights large long blooming spikes housing brilliant rose purple tubes with violet calyxes, held well above dark bronzy green foliage. Parented by two southwestern American species, Agastache cana and Agastache barberi, ‘Bolero’s lush leaves garb a compact, handsomely branched, licorice-scented frame, which wards off pests and endures hot, dry conditions. Place amid Kniphofia ‘Safranvogel’, Penstemon ‘Elizabeth Cozzens’ and Aster ‘Harrington's Pink’ for a prismatic soirée.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 16" high x 16" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Agastache ‘Bolero’ (P-1741)
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Agastache ‘Firebird’  full sun

This tall eye-catching Agastache is celebrated for its whorled, Salvia-like floral spikes that ignite a long lasting fiery kaleidoscope of color. Splashed with copper, coral, pink and red hues, the sweetly fragrant tubular blooms populate numerous erect leafy stems, rising above mint-scented gray-green foliage. Parented by Agastache coccinea and Agastache rupestris and hybridized by Richard Dufresne, ‘Firebird’ blooms exuberantly, tempts butterflies and hummingbirds, and flavors herbal teas.

Blooms June – October.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Agastache ‘Firebird’ (P-1606)
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Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’  full sun  partial shade
Mexican Giant Hyssop
Agastache mexicana Sangria

With refreshing lemon-perfumed elliptical-shaped foliage that can be brewed for tea, oodles of whorled, closely set red-purple flowers studding 12 in. tall spikes and a full upright form, tangy ‘Sangria’ can be easily tucked into your garden. A resident of northern Mexico and our very own Southwest, this Jelitto introduction is relished by hummingbirds and makes an intriguing statement alongside Eryngium amethystina.

Blooms July – October.

Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’ (p-1429)
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Agastache pallida x rugosa ‘Globetrotter’  full sun  new plant

Originally bred by the Dutch plantsman, Brian Kabbes and introduced by Jelitto Seeds in 2010, this straight-standing stalwart Agastache proudly presents showy dense spikes of pretty lilac pink flowers and purplish red bracts. The large plentiful blooms provide copious amounts of nectar and produce seeds that goldfinches adore, plus look fantastic in bouquets. Tea-worthy peppermint-scented elliptical leaves offer additional perks, while a well-drained, somewhat dry not too fertile site assures its longevity.

Blooms July–October

Size: 2-1/2'–3' 0" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Agastache pallida x rugosa ‘Globetrotter’ (P-1363)
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Agastache ‘Pink Panther’  full sun

Vividly magenta, ‘Pink Panther’s flower-bedecked spires are slightly hushed by darker, earthy pink calyxes. Stems arise clad near the base in dark green, toothed, lanceolate foliage that’s washed with purple. Plant a drift of this warmly colored Agastache among Phlomis samia’s whorled mauve blooms and the coppery spikes of Kniphofia ‘Shining Sceptre’.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 2-1/2'–3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Agastache ‘Pink Panther’ (P-0669)
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Agastache ‘Purple Haze’  full sun
Agastache  Purple Haze

A winning addition to the Agastache color spectrum, the profusion of impressive racemes weaves a smoky blue-violet haze over stalwart stems and lance-shaped blue-green foliage that smells like anise. From July until the first frost, foot long warm-hued spires feature 2-lipped tubular flowers and rosy pink calyxes anchored in spaced whorls.

Exceptional in a container or mixed border and easily maintained by an early pinching, this clumping hardy Agastache keeps our interest sparked when cooler nights impart deep purple shades to its tall upright stalks and dapper ample-sized leaves.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Agastache ‘Purple Haze’ (p-1687)
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Agastache ‘Rosy Giant’  full sun
Agastache  Rosy Giant

Vibrant flowers painted in rosy magenta hues and a towering stature earn this evergreen perennial its cultivar name. Staunch erect stems garnished by grayish green notched leaves with a refreshing citrus smell bolster the profuse clusters of whorled blooms and mulberry-hued calyxes.

Blooms June – mid-October.

Size: 5' 0" high x 2-1/2' wide. Zone 8/9.

Agastache ‘Rosy Giant’ (P-1504)
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