Agastache 'Black Adder' Hummingbird Mint

$12.95
$12.95
Size

Description

Agastache 'Black Adder' has smoky-lilac flowers that open from dark purple buds. Its deep green foliage is very fragrant. Erect, bushy plants bear spikes of showy tubular flowers over a long season. Also called Hummingbird Mint, Agastache 'Black Adder' does not require staking as long as the soil is not too rich. Its lush spikes of purple blooms make Agastache 'Black Adder' the butterflies' favorite hummingbird mint in our nursery.

Agastache prefer full sun and require well-drained soil. Established plants are tolerant of drought conditions. Suitable for an herb garden or mixed border, they are highly attractive to pollinators, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Deer resistant.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Mexican Hyssop / Hummingbird Mint
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 36"
  • Width at Maturity: 30"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Spring to fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

Agastache prefers well-drained, average to poor soils, and does not need fertilizing. Overly fertile soil will cause the plants to flop over. A mild soil additive like compost is acceptable.
These plants respond well to cutting back and regrow quickly. For winter hardiness allow stems to remain until new growth appears in spring.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 

 

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.