This pollinator friendly plant is very attractive to beneficial insects and hummingbirds. Why you ask? With their tall, long lasting brightly coloured spikes of raspberry, lilac and orange flowers they act like a beacon in the garden. As an added bonus, agastache’s foliage is wonderfully aromatic. An excellent plant for borders or for containers. Agastache is a tender perennial (hardy to Zone 6) that is best grown as an annual in most of Canada.
How to Grow
Agastache is a tender perennial that is best grown as an annual. Sow seeds indoors in a soil-less mix in March. Barely cover the seed and keep at 18 C (65 F) for the 14-21 day germination period. After germination grow on under lights at the same temperature. After hardening off, transplant out to a sunny spot in the garden or in containers. Space plants 30 cm (12″) apart in the garden.