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AGASTACHE 'Raspberry Summer'

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Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

AGASTACHE 'Raspberry Summer' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Hyssop, Raspberry Summer Hyssop

Special Notice

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General Description

Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees find hard to resist the long-blooming hybrid hyssop ‘Raspberry Summer’. This clump-forming herbaceous perennial produces long dense spikes of large, deep rosy-red, tubular flowers. A fast-growing introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries, it can also be grown as annual in areas where it isn't hardy. It begins blooming in the heat of midsummer and will continue up until frost if regularly deadheaded. Like most members of the mint family, it has fragrant foliage, which smells of anise when crushed.

Full sun is required for best flowering and good performance. Raspberry summer hyssop can be grown in average to dry garden soil, but a well-draining, fertile, alkaline loam will allow it to reach its best. Beware wet, heavy clay soils as these will cause plants to rot, particularly in wet winter weather. Keep spent blooms trimmed to prevent reseeding or leave them on for the goldfinch to enjoy.. This is an ideal plant for any sunny perennial border, wildflower or butterfly garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    26"-32" / 66.0cm - 81.3cm

  • Width

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes