Tall 2-3' spires of raspberry pink will grace the garden border with this perennial herb. Sun loving and drought resistant. The mintscented leaves that have a hint of lemon, are a perfect backdrop for the large flower spikes of tubular blooms that appear midsummer to fall. Goldfinches, hummingbirds and butterflies will take turns visiting this garden delight! Ships in 3" pots. Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti' Deer tend to avoid.
Botanical Name: Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti'
Common Name: Giant Hyssop, Agastache, Hummingbird Mint
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 2 - 3'
Spread: 2 - 3'
Spacing: 2 - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall.
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Whorls of small tubular flowers closely packed on the ends of sturdy stems in raspberry pink 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 Pink
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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I ordered these last spring, planted them and they were beautiful. Hummers and butterflies loved them. Cut them back in the fall, but they are not coming back this spring. I thought they were perennial? Guess not, or should I give them more time.