Agastache ‘Liquorice Blue’ has long lasting flower spikes in gorgeous, amethyst blue shades. The strong spikes are up to 8cm long and are covered in florets with indigo calyces and bracts. They are of course excellent pollinator plants.
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 have fragrant leaves that smell like a blend of aniseed and lemon - they are even edible and can be used in salads or teas. This fragrant attribute makes them a wonderful choice for using paths where you can brush up against it, or you could pick a sprig or two and bring indoors to enjoy in a vase.
Standing up to the heat and 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 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 plants back to the ground in winter or early spring to maintain a healthy bush and allow the new growth to shine.
Agastache is also known as 'Hummingbird Mint', and is a native to the south western U.S.A.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Mid Summer to early Autunm
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade