Agastache 'Guava Lava' PPAF (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Anise Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
A brightly colored North American native hybrid and favorite of pollinators. 'Guava Lava' begins bloom in the heat of the summer and continues for many weeks. Coral orange flowers are held on equally colorful mauve pink calyxes. Even after the flower has finished, the calyxes remain attractive. Varieties bred here at Walters Gardens have proven to be notably hardy, particularly when sited in loose soils with good drainage.
Agastache are well-adapted to thrive in dry soils and is right at home in rock gardens and xeric container plantings where it will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees. This is one of the easiest perennials to grow.
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.
Height: 20-22 Inches
Spread: 22-26 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Late Summer, Long Blooming
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Native to North America