Botanical Name: Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti'
Giant Hyssop, Agastache, Hummingbird Mint
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 2 - 3'
Spread: 2 - 3'
Spacing: 2 - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
Flowering Date: Mid to late summer.
Duration: Several weeks.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: Yes
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: Whorls of small tubular flowers closely packed on the ends of sturdy stems in raspberry-red are the main attraction for this plant. It brings such visitors to your garden as goldfinch and hummingbirds. The butterflies take turns visiting this delightful plant, too. The foliage also has a light mint scent. Once established it becomes drought tolerant too. Good drainage is essential for this item, especially for winter survival.
Flower Color: Raspberry-Red
Flower Form: Flower spikes with long tubular blooms.
Foliage Type: Ovate, toothed, grayish-green leaves with a light mint scent.
Pruning: None, except to remove spent flower stems if desired.
Pruning Time: After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, average garden soil.
Additional Information: Seems to quickly recover from a trim after the first burst of blooms and should reward you with more blooms late into the growing season.
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