If you're like most gardeners, you're looking for ways to attract more pollinators to your garden. That's why we're so excited to introduce our new Hummingbird Mint Collection. Thanks to modern breeding efforts, these hardy hummingbird mints have more vivid colors and better growth habits than many older varieties.
Hummingbirds, butterflies and pollinating bees will love drinking from the lightly scented, upright spikes of brightly colored, nectar-rich tubular flowers. And you, too, will love these hardy, easy-care perennials that will add late summer color and anise scent to your garden.
For our new collection, we've selected four hummingbird mints (also called Anise hyssop or Agastache) that provide outstanding color and upright form. You'll get one each of:
• Kudos Gold
—Abundant,brilliant orange flower spikes create a warm glow in the garden. Growing 12-18" tall, it has a compact habit and gray-green foliage.
—The bright orange-red flowers really stand out and are a must-have for this collection. Growing just 12-18" tall, it has a compact habit and attractive gray-green foliage.
—Growing up to 40" tall, this hybrid's lilac–pink flowers and red–hued bracts beckon pollinators and hummingbirds.
• Apache Sunset
—Delightful rose–purple buds and deep orange flowers make blue calyces opening to orange-red flowers.
All four of these varieties are tough, durable perennials that are easy to grow. While they prefer sunny locations with moist, well-drained soil conditions, they'll also thrive in hot, dry conditions. It won't take long before these hardy perennials are attracting pollinators with their nectar-rich, anise-scented blooms and foliage.