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Agastache astromontana 'Pink Pop'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Hyssop-Anise

Cute as a button, this super-long blooming perennial will delight you with bouquets of fragrant, lavender pink flower spikes from midsummer through early fall. 

Butterflies and hummingbirds find this plant hard to resist!  The abundant flowers are presented atop very well-branched stems lined with small, aromatic, grey-green leaves.  The plants are very uniform and compact with a terrific upright habit.

This plant is perfect for growing in rock gardens, flower borders, cottage gardens, herb gardens, butterfly gardens, and large containers.

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  28-32 Inches
Spread:
  30 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
6,7,8,9
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Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?:
  Rapid
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
  Late summer
  Early fall
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Formal
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Dried flower or seed heads
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This is a great plant for hot, dry, sunny climates.  Well-drained soil is a must, especially in the winter.  This plant will not tolerate heavy clay soil but grows well in average to light soil with low to medium moisture levels.  In the sandy soil of our zone 5b trial garden, this variety has overwintered with flying colors for the past two years.  Even so, it's officially listed as a zone 6 perennial so some winter protection might be required in your zone.  No serious pest or disease problems have been reported with this plant.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'
Common Name: Globe Thistle
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Euphorbia epithymoides 'First Blush' PP15292 COPF
Common Name: Spurge-Cushion
4,5,6,7
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Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Oenothera kunthiana 'Glowing Magenta'
Common Name: Primrose-Evening
5,6,7,8
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Penstemon barbatus PINACOLADA™ Series-Violet Shades
Common Name: Beardtongue
4,5,6,7,8
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Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster
5,6,7,8,9
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Fun Facts:

Anise Hyssop is edible.  The flowers and foliage have a subtle anise or licorice-like flavor to them.  Try adding a few leaves or flowers to flavor teas, salads, or desserts.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.