Growing Agastache in Minnesota

Asked May 19, 2018, 11:12 AM EDT

An article from the Star Tribune Sunday May 6th edition talked about growing Agastache as an option for the garden to attract hummingbirds. The article said it is a perennial but can be grown as an annual for our climate. Would you recommend it and where would I find a plant or seeds to grow Agastache. Thank you. Yvonne Allen, Oak Park Heights, MN

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

There are several varieties. This link lists it as a perrenial in Zones 4-8. You should be able to find plants at any large garden center. There are a lot of varieties..blue, pink, purple and some are not for our Zone. The first link below says the perrenial listed is well adapted to our climate and a humming bird attractant. Burpee has seeds but says they are not recommended for our Zone. See: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d554 Also see: https://www.burpee.com/perennials/agastaches/agastache-rose-mint-prod000116.html