Agastaches: a Wonderful Plant for Every Garden: growing agastache in containers

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Agastaches: a Wonderful Plant for Every Garden

By Marilyn
September 23, 2014

I love Agastaches and I have been growing them for years. I will show you why I wouldn't be without them in my yard, and why you should grow them in your garden.

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Name: Jacque
Burton, WA - Old Hippie Heaven (Zone 8a)
jacqueg
Oct 3, 2014 2:06 AM CST
We have wet winters in the Puget Sound area, so I am interested in growing agastache in containers - I have plenty of space under the eaves to keep them fairly dry in the winter.

Anyone done this? Looking for any and all comments!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 3, 2014 7:06 AM CST
@Jacque

I've grown Agastaches in containers off and on before. Sometimes they die after the Winter, but sometimes they'll survive the Winter and bloom again the next Spring - Fall. I've grown different varieties of Agastaches in containers, but the one variety that I've had the best luck with is rupestris. Threadleaf Giant Hyssop (Agastache rupestris)

Make sure to give them excellent drainage. Does the space under the eaves get plenty of sun?
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Name: Jacque
Burton, WA - Old Hippie Heaven (Zone 8a)
jacqueg
Oct 3, 2014 10:15 PM CST
I wouldn't say plenty - this is the PNW - but it is a southern exposure. I use regular potting mix with added perlite, and would plan on keeping the soil dryish . They should be cold-hardy here, I'm worried about them being too wet while they are dormant.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 3, 2014 10:35 PM CST
You could add more of the perlite and/or you could add some all-purpose sand to the mix. I get my all-purpose sand inside Lowe's in the masonry isle. 50 pound bags. This is what I have done with Agastache in containers.
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Name: Jacque
Burton, WA - Old Hippie Heaven (Zone 8a)
jacqueg
Oct 4, 2014 10:33 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 5, 2014 9:30 AM CST
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