Agastache x hybrida , Agastache aurantiaca
Agastache, also known by the common names of Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint, is a genus of the Lamiaceae family. There are many different species of agastache that are native to North America, as well as one species that is native to Eastern Asia.
Agastache is an essential specimen for any pollinator-friendly garden since it is attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. High concentrations of certain characteristic oils in the leaves make the plants unappetizing to insects and deer alike. They fit well into scented gardens, perennial borders and even herb gardens since people can use their leaves for tea and claim that the flowers are edible. This herbaceous perennial series has been proven to be hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 6 and is currently being tested for hardiness in Zone 5. Arizona Mix flowers in a short 9 weeks from sowing, and once it’s established it needs little care. Market it in quarts and gallons for best effect. Finishes in approximately 13-20 weeks. Height: 8-10"; 8-10" spread.