The magenta pink flowers of Agastache ‘Bolero’ dance in even the softest summer breeze, bringing the garden to life.
This hardy plant has a long flowering period, producing an abundance of flower stems. Each is packed with tubular pink to purple flowers opening from purple calyxes.
Agastache ‘Bolero’ is compact and well branched, and the new leaves have a nice, bronze blush that ages to green in summer.
The foliage of Agastache has a lemon-anise fragrance that is strongest when brushed up against, so if you like it, plant it where it can be enjoyed such as by a pathway. You can even pick the new leaves and use them to make your own tea.
Agastache 'Bolero' looks fantastic in dry beds, cottage gardens, rock gardens and large containers. It is an excellent plant for attracting birds, bees and beneficial insects to your garden.
Agastache are tolerant of poor soils, so long as they are well drained, which makes them ideal for providing long lasting colour in some tough situations.
Agastache plants prefer a full sun to light shade position. Water to establish, then only if rainfall is low, however, the flowering season will last longer if the plant is kept moist.
It is a good idea to dead head the flowers regularly to encourage more blooms. Cutting the plant back to the ground in winter or early spring will help to maintain a healthy bush.
Agastache is also known as 'Hummingbird Mint', and is a native to the southwestern U.S.A, where, as the name suggests it s pollinated by humming birds.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade