There are many plants I’ve yet to discover. Learning is an ongoing part of gardening – there’s so much to absorb. So I’m always thrilled when I find a plant that fits right in to my existing garden beds.
Agastache is one plant I added in spring. It’s a member of the Hyssop family and has flower spikes, composed of many tiny florets, that stand out above its leaves. For this reason, I planted mine in front of a blue hydrangea so that the hydrangea leaves would act as a backdrop to the flower spikes.
It’s an herbaceous perennial that flowers between November and May though, if we get an April frost, that may mark the end of my plant for the season. Then I’ll cut it to ground level later in winter and look forward to new season’s growth.
I have Agastache ‘Blue Boa’, a deep purple-blue. I like the look of ‘Blue Fortune’, a lighter lavender colour, and ‘Salmon Pink’, which is a smaller variety. I’ll be looking to buy these later in the year!
Do you have any of these in your garden?