Agastache 'Apache Sunset' is a first-year flowering perennial. It blooms in about 16 weeks from seed, so it can also be grown as an annual. Hardy in zones 5-10.
height 24" spacing 18"
Agastache (Giant Hyssop) Seeds
Agastache is a genus of perennial plants with fragrant foliage and colorful flowers that attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. Drought tolerant.
Sowing Agastache Seeds
Start agastache seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun. Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' is a terrific hummingbird flower. It has silver-green, fragrant foliage and peachy-apricot, tubular flowers. It blooms continuously from June to September. Agastache 'Apricot Sprite' blooms the first year from seed, and it can be grown as an annual in containers. Drought tolerant. Hardy in zones 5-10.
height 18" spacing 18"
Agastache foeniculum is a native wildflower that blooms for a long time in summer with tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers that attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The licorice-scented leaves make a tasty herbal tea.
Other names include Agastache anisata, Anise Hyssop, Blue Giant Hyssop, Licorice Mint and Lavender Mint. Hardy in zones 5-10.
height 36" spacing 12"
Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset'
(Licorice Mint, Sunset Hyssop)
25 seeds $3.00
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'
(Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop)
30 seeds $2.75
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600 seeds $2.25
Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' is a unique, gold-leaved variety of anise hyssop. The tall stems are topped with lavender-blue flowers from midsummer to fall. This is the only seed-grown perennial that I know of with leaves of this color. It's useful for adding chartreuse foliage to container gardens. Best of all, it blooms the first year from seed. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 5-10.
height 30" spacing 12"
Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee' (Anise Hyssop)
125 seeds $3.75