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Agastache rugosa Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees alike all adore the 3 inch, soft lavender-blue flowers that grace this AAS and Fleuroselect Award winner. The blooms contrast wonderfully with the chartreuse-yellow foliage—especially striking when planted alongside red-foliaged plants. The highly aromatic leaves can be used for teas or dried for potpourris, and the flowers can be sprinkled on salads for a dash of color. Also excellent as a cut flower. The 2–4 foot plants bloom July through August. Hardy in zones 6 and above. Germination code: (1)
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Customer Reviews

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I have grown this stunning variety in my mid-atlantic PA garden and have really enjoyed the startling contrast of the flowers to the bright leaves, but it does, in my garden anyway, seem to be less hardy than the regular Anise Hyssop variety which has green leaves. That said, I would like to try growing this variety again since the bees (nectar/pollen) and goldfinches (seeds) love it so. It's such a treat, and so gratifying to watch goldfinches ride the waving seed heads up and down as they strip the flower heads of seeds for their young, chirping merrily as they do their rounds.

Herbs feed the palate and the soul! They add color and contrast to the landscape, perfume our homes, heal our wounds, and tantalize our taste buds. They are easy to grow. Whether in the garden or on the windowsill, learn their likes and dislikes, and you'll be rewarded with flavor and beauty.

Germination Codes
Check the code at the end of the description for specific germination requirements.
(1) Germinates at temperatures between 60-75°F.
(2) Larger seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed itself. May be slow and erratic to germinate.
(3) These seeds need a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by temperatures of 33-35°F for 4-6 weeks or until germination starts.
(4) No special requirements, but germination may be slow and erratic.

• Fertile, well-drained soil provides the best results• Harvest and fertilize regularly to encourage vegetative growth
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For leafy herbs snip off flower buds as they appear

• Start seeds 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Small seeds (thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano) can be gently pressed onto surface of the soil—don't cover or bury seed
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days for optimum growth
• Small seedlings such as thyme, savory and sweet marjoram may be successfully transplanted in small clumps
• Hardy herbs can be transplanted after the last frost
• Transplant tender herbs after last frost when weather has stabilized

Harvest & Storage
• Fresh use: Harvest only as needed
• Drying: Harvest at peak maturity, hang small bunches from ceiling in a dry, warm (80-90°F), dark location with good ventilation for 1-2 weeks
• Distilling: Harvest when blooms are just beginning to appear; at this point the leaves contain the highest level of essential oils

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