The magenta pink flowers of Agastache ‘Bolero’ bring the garden to life, as they dance, in even the softest summer breeze, above the handsome, bronzed foliage.
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 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.
The fragrant leaves of Agastache are a blend of aniseed and lemon - they are even edible and can be used in salads or teas. The aromatic foliage is wonderful planted along paths where you can brush up against them, 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 (regularly for around four weeks), then only if rainfall is low, however the flowering season will likely last a little longer if the plants don’t dry out completely.
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. You can grow Agastache in containers, you will just need to water them more regularly.
Agastache is also known as 'Hummingbird Mint', and is a native to the south western U.S.A.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade