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Agastache ‘Bolero’ (Hummingbird Mint)

Hyssop 'Bolero', Anise Hyssop 'Bolero', Hummingbird Mint 'Bolero'

Hyssop Bolero, Anise Hyssop Bolero, Hummingbird Mint Bolero, Dwarf Hyssop Bolero, Purple Hyssop, Purple Flowers, Purple Hummingbrid Mint
Hyssop Bolero, Anise Hyssop Bolero, Hummingbird Mint Bolero, Dwarf Hyssop Bolero, Purple Hyssop, Purple Flowers, Purple Hummingbrid Mint

Agastache ‘Bolero’ (Hummingbird Mint) is a compact and bushy, upright herbaceous perennial forming a low mound of bronzy green foliage and bearing spikes of vivid rose purple plumes from midsummer to fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide a bold visual impact in beds, borders, or containers and hummingbirds feast on them. Delicate-looking but fast-growing, this pretty Agastache thrives in dry soils and is right at home in rock gardens too.

  • Grows up to 16 in. tall and wide (40 cm). The aromatic leaves exude a minty scent when crushed.
  • Easily grown in full sun, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Good drainage is particularly important. Although a drought-tolerant plant, it might need watering in extreme dry weather spells.
  • Provides a bold visual impact in beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, butterfly gardens, or patio containers over a very long season.
  • Ideal to add color to the late-season garden when many other plants are fading.
  • Creates a stunning effect when mixed with other perennials or planted en masse.
  • Attracts streams of hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators.
  • Generally disease and pest-free (might occasionally be subject to powdery mildew) and resistant to deer and rabbits.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. 
  • Propagate by seed or by division in spring.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 10
Heat Zones 4 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
Common names Anise Hyssop, Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 10
Heat Zones 4 - 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
Common names Anise Hyssop, Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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