More Color Than any Other Plant in Your Garden!
• It’ll Give You Almost Half a Year of Color!
• Attract Every Hummingbird and Butterfly in the Neighborhood!
• One of the Easiest Flowers You’ll Ever Grow!
• Wonderfully Compact Plant Stays Neat, Never Flops
A HUGE Improvement Over Older Varieties!
The new Peachy Keen is so compact, so dense, and so colorful that you’ll think it’s a brand new kind of plant! Beginning in early summer, the blooms open at the ends of the numerous stems, which maximizes the impact of their delicious apricot color. Even better, calyxes of rich magenta at the bases of the blooms creates a bicolor effect, and then hold their vibrant color all the way through fall, even after the incredibly long bloom season is done. The blooms open all over the plant, not just at the top, as older varieties tend to do, and the plant itself is dense and rounded, staying neat in the garden, rather than sprawling loosely as is typical for Hyssop. By the way, this incredible plant comes from an old and useful line that has garnered a number of names over the years, such as Anise Hyssop, Hyssop, and Hummingbird Mint, not to mention its Latin name of Agastache. We like Hummingbird Mint, which refers to it attractiveness to hummingbirds and also to the spicy anise/mint scent of the crushed leaves.
Great for Wildlife --
This is one of the top plants for attracting nectar-loving hummingbirds and butterflies, and then the small songbirds forage on the seeds in fall and winter, especially if you plant several in a group. Butterflies have poor eyesight, so they can find a larger grouping much easier than a single plant!
And Great in the Garden, too!
You can use this plant in a number of ways: it looks great in an informal cottage garden, but it is neat enough to make a formal low hedge, and it is a mainstay of any butterfly garden, a popular theme these days You will enjoy not only the beauty of its flowers, but also its fragrance. In fact, it smells like a little piece of heaven on a warm summer day, especially if you brush against the leaves.
Easy to Grow, and Thrives on Neglect
Once established, this tough plant laughs at heat, drought and humidity, and it’s untroubled by pests or disease; not even deer bother it! Forming a neat plant 20-24 inches tall and 28-30 inches wide, it will grow in most any soil, even a poor one, as long as it has good drainage. Once established, there is little you have to do but enjoy their colorful flowers and spicy scent!
Plant 24 inches apart in a sunny spot. They tolerate drought quite well and are not picky as to soil type, but, as with most perennials, they will grow most lushly if given a rich soil with plenty of organic matter for good drainage. Also, the first season while they are establishing their roots, they will benefit from regular water.