Agastache 'Queen Nectarine' PP34896 CPBRAF (30)ct Flat
MEANT TO BEE™ Collection
Common Name: Anise Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
The buzz has already begun over this new collection of Agastache from Proven Winners® Perennials. Members of the MEANT TO BEE™ Collection were selected for their large, full habits, significant landscape presence, and hardiness. Each variety has reliably overwintered in our Zone 6 West Michigan winters and colder trial sites. Flowers cover the top two thirds of these plants from mid to late summer, with colorful calyxes extending interest well into fall. Pollinators are known to frequent these plants and they are a particular favorite of hummingbirds.
Soft peach flowers are held on the mauve calyxes of 'Queen Nectarine'. Compared with 'Royal Raspberry', this is noticeably taller. Best performance comes in full sun with well drained soils.
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: 30-36 Inches
Spread: 30-36 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Peach shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Early Fall, 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