I had the same issue as Laura from Garden Answer and another reviewer from Ohio. The plant is gorgeous, but I’m in zone 6b in Northern Ohio, and the queen nectarine did not survive the winter. I’m trying the royal raspberry this year, fingers crossed!
Meant to Bee® 'Queen Nectarine' Anise Hyssop Agastache hybrid
Soft peach flowers are held on mauve calyxes. Calyxes hold their color after the plant stops blooming, extending interest into fall.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:32 - 36 InchesSpread:32 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Shade:PeachFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Heat and drought tolerant. Performs best in full sun with good drainage; add gravel to the soil if necessary.Meant to Bee® 'Queen Nectarine' Agastache hybrid USPP 34,896, Can PBRAF
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Brooke, Ohio, United States, 19 weeks ago
Queen Bee is beautiful and hardy. The bees and butterflies are humming around the plants. My zone 8b garden center has grown these for the first year and have been really popular with customers.Jayme Finley, California, United States, 19 weeks ago
Despite its attributes, I would not recommend Queen Nectarine to anyone in zone 6 or below. I bought three Queen Nectarines in 2022 for my zone 6a garden. They were beautiful and the bees loved them. However, I was very disappointed they didn’t survive winter. One is completely dead and the other two are nearly dead. I’m actually not alone in my disappointment. Laura from Garden Answer and Erin from The Impatient Gardener also lost their Queen Nectarines over the winter. PW needs to adjust the lower zone tolerance for this plant to zone 7.Janis Scalone, Ohio, United States, 28 weeks ago
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