Agastache cana ‘Heather Queen’ – (Hummingbird Mint)

$4.50

This is an easily grown plant, bearing masses of bright pink flowers over a ong floweriing season.  A valuable plant for the border.

Description

This plant produces large violet pink flower heads on small leaved foliage that is grey green.

It is a rapid grower and flowers the first year from seed.

Its fragrant flowers and strong mint tea smelling foliage attract butterflies and bees, ( and humans as well!)

It is a wonderful plant for the border, bringing a strong accent with its deep pink flowers.

It can tolerate dry or moist soil providing that it is well drained.

Sowing Advice

Sow indoors in Spring. Sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Press seeds lightly into the soil but do not cover. Light is needed for germination. Propagate 18-20°C. Germination 14-28 days, but can be irregular and take up to 90 days. Water only from the base. Once germination begins admit air to prevent damping off. Once seedlings are large enough to handle transplant to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Hummingbird Mint, Mosquito Hyssop

Family

Labiatae, Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20