Agastache ‘Sweet Lili’ has fabulous violet and apricot flowers that power on from early summer until the cold weather settles in. The blooms are soft and sway in the gentlest of breezes creating lovely movement in the garden. Agastache ‘Sweet Lili’ isn’t a fussy plant and is low maintenance.
Agastache ‘Sweet Lili’ stands up to the summer heat and the fragrant green foliage has a handsome bronze blush. The plants are both compact and well branched.
Agastache 'Sweet Lili' looks fantastic in dry beds, cottage gardens, rock gardens and large containers. It is an excellent plant for attracting birds, bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.
Agastache ‘Sweet Lili’ has fragrant leaves that smell like a blend of aniseed and lemon - they are even edible and can be used in salads or teas. The foliage is wonderful planted along paths where you can brush up against it, or you could pick a sprig or two and bring indoors to enjoy in a vase.
You should dead head your Agastache flowers regularly during the season to encourage more blooms.
Tolerant of poor soils, so long as they are well drained, Agastache are ideal for providing long lasting colour as a dry garden plant. Agastache plants prefer a full sun to light shade position, they need water to establish, then only if rainfall is low, however the flowering season will last longer if the plants are kept moist.
It is a good idea to cut your Agastache plants back to the ground in winter to maintain a healthy bush.
Agastache is also known as 'Hummingbird Mint', and is a native to the south western U.S.A.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade