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propagating perennials: Agastache-Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
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Monday, June 30, 2008

Agastache-Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint

Agastache is grown in clumps which must be divided every three to four years so propagating means the parent plant must be dug up and the roots divided which is best accomplished in early spring or fall. As the common name indicates this plant attracts not only hummingbirds but butterflies and honeybees as well, but if you have good soil conditions the plant is a good self-seeder and the plant is deciduous. Agastache blooms June through fall and the colors vary from blue, orange, pink, lavender and is a plant that thrives in sun and well drained gravely soils, but needs deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season and are a good choice for patio containers and flower height can vary amongst varieties with some attaining 5'.

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