I bought one this spring, and it grew well and has been blooming for a long time, attracting hundreds of insects. I planted it in our wet clay, but on an incline so it has better drainage and it seems to love the spot. Summer came and a bit of drought but it never wilted or turned brown- its as pretty today as it was last month. Very easy care, unfussy plant. Haven't been through a winter with it, thought, but I am sure it'll be fine. Good size, no need to deadhead, very pleased.
'Blue Boa' Hummingbird mint Agastache hybrid
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Beautiful, showy deep-violet spikes are thick and long. Ultra-green foliage.Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageHeat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:20 - 24 InchesSpread:20 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Violet blueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Ultra greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Plant in full sun with slightly alkaline soil. The key is GOOD DRAINAGE--this will not tolerate wet, especially in winter. To provide more drainage, put gravel at the bottom of the hole before planting.'Blue Boa' Agastache hybrid USPP 24,050
deca, Virginia, United States, 1 year ago
I ordered two and Proven Winners sent them late April. I immediately planted both per their instructions (gravel at the bottom, sunny/well-draining soil spot) and the plants grew fast, big and strong, blooming non-stop, still. I did/do deadhead and prune every few weeks and the plant responds with new shoots and flowers. The bees love it, as do the hummingbirds. I planted other 3 other, different agastache hybrids, (and 1 native giant hyssop - which has been thriving) and the blue boa has the most vigor of the five, and is the most preferred by the bees and hummingbirds.Marcia, Missouri, United States, 1 year ago