Agastache Tango

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“Would your garden care to Tango?!” The brilliant orange blooms mass over fragrant foliage, dancing in the summer breeze. A very hardy plant that will give you great reward with only a little fuss.
The dense flower spikes of Agastache ‘Tango’ are plentiful and long blooming. The flowers are brilliant orange red and open on strong, upright stems. The plant is compact with a bushy, well branched habit.

Agastache ‘Tango’ is a vigorous plant that will establish and flower in the same season.

Agastache stands up to the summer heat. The foliage of Agastache has a lemon-anise fragrance. This is strongest when brushed up against, so if you like it, plant it where it can be enjoyed such as by a pathway. The new leaves can even be brewed to make tea.

Agastache 'Tango' 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. They are ideal for providing long lasting colour.

Agastache plants prefer a full sun to light shade position. Agastache need 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 Agastache flowers regularly to encourage more blooms. Cut back to the ground in winter or early spring to maintain a healthy bush.

Agastache is also known as 'Hummingbird Mint', and is a native to the south-western U.S.A. It is an excellent plant for attracting birds, bees and beneficial insects to your garden.

Code

AGATG

Botantical name

Agastache aurantiaca

Height

30-50cm

Width

30-40cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1