Position: Full sun
Hardiness: hardy (Borderline)
Soil: Fertile soil with good drainage
Height & Spread: 90cm x 40cm
Flowering Month: July, August, September, October
You’ll be amazed at how many bees this plant attracts, this really is one of the very best for pollinators, as are all plants of the hyssop family. If you’re serious about attracting pollinators, then you really shouldn’t be without an Agastache, it has got so many good qualities, such as aniseed scented leaves with lovely serrations, it is very neat in habit, proliferous, with tall bottlebrush-like flower heads which stand out well against the foliage, sometimes seemingly glowing. This plant associates well with so many plants it’s ridiculous and will do an excellent job of holding a border together, managing to knit together accompanying plants. Agastaches can be short lived, so it might be worth keeping some in a pot over winter, or at least be prepared to replace every few years, especially after a harsh winter, but honestly, with insects in mind, you really can’t be without this plant, it is simply amazing!