Agastache in the Garden

Posted by @ge1836 on
This plant lends itself to many garden compositions.

This plant lends itself to many garden compositions.
This is a nice border plant pictured with a low spreading sedum.
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As a visual person, I enjoy the soft cloud of color agastache offers in the garden. They fit into almost any composition and sometimes just end up in a great place by accident. The varieties I find most reliable are the ones that endure for more than a few seasons. I have tried Raspberry Summer and Tutti Frutti, plus Blue Fortune, but they don't return after the second season.
I have had the best luck with Apache Sunset and Apricot Sprite, and I am trying a new shorter variety this summer -- Pink Pop

These plants like a well drained soil, full sun, and not too much fertilizer. The stems are left over winter and pruned back in spring. Also, new tips are pinched in spring to force more flower stems.

I have transplanted Apache Sunset from a northeast garden to a south-facing garden outside my living room window. It's consistently warmer there during the winters here in Zone 6a.

I have windows that come down nearly to the floor, so summer brings hummingbirds and bees up close for many hours of amusement.

Apache Sunset in full bloom
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View of Agastaches and Zinnias from the living room
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Beautiful Agastaches! by abhege Sep 21, 2014 9:16 AM 4

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