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AGASTACHE 'Summer Love'

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Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

AGASTACHE 'Summer Love' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Hyssop

Special Notice

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General Description

Another beautiful introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries, the long blooming Summer love agastache provides a great contrast in form and color when combined with the classic black-eyed Susan. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees find hard to resist this long-blooming hybrid hyssop. A clump-forming herbaceous perennial, it produces narrow, dense spikes of large, bright purple-pink, tubular flowers from summer through frost. Like most members of the mint family, it has fragrant bright green foliage, which smells of anise when crushed.

Full sun is required for best flowering and good performance. Summer love 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

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • 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

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 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

    Purple, Pink

  • 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

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes