An asset in the garden, this compact perennial is covered in blooms throughout Summer. Between the buds and the blooms there is a lovely lavender and peach bicolour show.
Agastache Arizona ‘Sunset’ was specially bred for their compact habit, extensive flowering time and strong heat tolerance. As an added bonus, the blooms act like magnets to bees and butterflies!
Agastache look fantastic in dry beds, cottage gardens, rock gardens and containers, and are terrific for attracting birds, bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.
Agastache Arizona Collection 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. The flowers are also edible, and will colour a salad beautifully.
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.
We recommend dead heading your Agastache flowers regularly during the season to encourage more blooms. It is a good idea to cut your Agastache plants back hard 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