Agastache cana x barberi Ava

Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint

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Sweetly fragrant flowers and foliage. The blooms are showcased in whorls of rose pink. After flowers have bloomed, the intense hues of raspberry red calyxes retain their color adding season long interest and beauty to this perennial, even through to a hard frost.

Enjoy watching hummingbirds and butterflies flutter through the abundant Hyssop blossoms. Heat and humidity tolerant. Agastache Ava is an appealing plant for summer through fall color in a sun-loving garden.


Item Code: AGAV
Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 2-3' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Rose
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant

Agastache General Information

Agastache are equally good in the border and as a candidate for container growing. The better the drainage, the happier the plant. Scented foliage is good for flavoring drinks and drying. A customer advises us that her Goldfinches are wild for Agastache seed.

Agastache Plant Care

Good drainage is a must! Agastache thrive in full sun and rarely need divided. Most will self sow to spread, so deadhead by removing faded flowers to prevent seeding. Leave stems to overwinter; tip or remove new growth in early to mid spring for more flowering stems and a more compact plant. To promote strong stems, avoid too much water once established and fertilize only once every year or two in late fall to late winter.