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Agastache rugosa 'Honey Bee Blue'

True to name, this selection is a magnate for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, with intense blue flowers and aromatic gray-green foliage. The sweetly fragrant, tubular flowers in whorls bloom on erect, salvia-like spikes atop 2'-3' stems. Flowers appear over a long summer bloom period.

Compact
Attracts butterflies
Excellent for containers
Height: 24-30 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Zone: 5-8
Color: Violet Blue

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Dry
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Late Summer
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Dry Sun
Container
Perennial Border
Meadow
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for

Full sun in average to dry soil with good drainage. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. Very tolerant of most soil types, only heavy clay causes winter problems. Will tolerate light shade, but can get lanky without enough sun.

Interesting Notes

Agastache comes from the Greek words for "much" (agan) and "grain stalk" (stachys) in reference to the flower spikes. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Leaves may be used fresh or dry to flavor teas. A. rugosa is native to East Asia and is much more cold tolerant than its American cousins. This cultivar is quite compact and is an exceptional performer.