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Agastache ‘Raspberry Summer’ (Hummingbird Mint)

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Agastache ‘Raspberry Summer’ (Hummingbird Mint) is a bushy, short-lived herbaceous perennial boasting dense, dark raspberry pink flower spikes from early summer to fall. Blooming for weeks, the large flowers are extremely showy and add lovely vertical lines to the landscape. Loved by bees and hummingbirds, they are borne atop the attractive foliage clump of aromatic, ovate to lance-shaped dark green leaves. Perfect for use in the perennial border or in large patio containers.

  • Grows up to 30-32 in. tall (75-80 cm) and 20 in. wide (50 cm). The aromatic leaves exude a licorice scent when crushed.
  • Easily grown in full sun, in well-drained, fertile 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 division in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. Propagation for resale is prohibited without a license.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 10
Heat Zones 5 - 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 Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop, Anise Hyssop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 10
Heat Zones 5 - 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 Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop, Anise Hyssop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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