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All Plants on this page are in Trade Quart Pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml)

(Similar to a true nursery quart on top width and height, but tapered to a smaller bottom for lighter shipping.)

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  Note:  All Acanthus have Atypical Roots  

$14.99 Qt.

Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips'           Hungarian Bear's Breeches      Zone: 5b-9     

Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips'           Hungarian Bear's BreechesA selection of Marco van Noort that stood out because of its bright white lips in sharp contrast to the red purple hoods.  New to the US trade in 2015. Hardier than most.  Deeply cut, dark green basal leaves then 24-36" tall stems with flower spikes of red purple hoods with large white lips.  Very floriferous.  Tolerates poor, rocky dry spots but given good, well-drained rich garden soil makes all the difference in how glorious this plant can look.  An imposing structural plant wonderful with Miscanthus, Carex, Achillea, Buddleia, Salvia, Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna.  Protect the first winter.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid  Best       H: 24-36" IB  W:        B/M:    White & red purple/6-8

 

Butterfly Host Plant

$10.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis    Bear's Breeches      Zone: 6-9 (10*)     

Acanthus mollisLarge deeply lobed shiny green leaves w/ lavender flowers resembling foxgloves. Very large dramatic leaves with stunning flowers. A wonderful formal looking plant. Stunning with Ferns & Hostas in the shade but also takes sun with adequate moisture. Dates back to Roman times & a motif shaped like an acanthus leaf was used to decorate columns.   *The Floridata website says Zone 10 on Acanthus mollis but it would definitely have to be in the shade.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 20"(36-60" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White w/ rose-violet bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$11.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis 'Alba'     Bear's Breeches      Zone: 6-9 (10*)     

Acanthus mollis 'Alba'Identical in all other ways to the species but with pure white blooms and green bracts where the species has rose-violet bracts.  Absolutely stunning!  Generally around 42" tall in bloom in early to midsummer.  Food for Butterfly larvae and excellent for cut flowers.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 20"(36-42" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White flowers w/ green bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$13.99 Qt.

Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'      White Blooming Bear's Breeches    Zone: 6-9     

Acanthus mollis 'Rue Leaden'What could you possibly do to improve one of the most beautiful architectural plants in the garden -- make the bloom pure white!  Originally from Herman van Beusekom of the Netherlands.  The typical cut-leaf, shiny dark green foliage, forming bold clumps, is topped in late spring with pure white blooms (where the species has a purple hood or bract over each bloom, this one has green which leaves the eye to focus just on the white corolla.)  AKA Acanthus 'Jeffalbus' or 'Jefalba'.  A member of the Latifolius Group of A. mollis so it's extra large all over, generally taller with larger leaves than 'Alba'.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid   H: 20"(36-60" IB)  W: 36"    B/M: White flowers & green bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

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$12.99 Qt.

Acanthus spinosus 'Spinosissimus Group'        Spiny Bear's Breeches      Zone: 5-10     

Acanthus spinosus 'Spinossisimus Group'With white leaf spines and divisions that are much narrower and more sharply cut than those of the species but not the 'skeleton' look of some clones in this Group. A fair amount of variation exists among plants called spinosissimus and they are actually a group of plants rather than a single variety. Some of the hybrids between A. mollis and A. spinosus are placed with this group.   Like A. spinosus but even more spiny.  The flowers are similar to A. hungaricus except that three to four veins occur on the purplish bracts rather than five to seven found in common bear's breeches.  Slow to establish but worth the wait. Tolerates moist soil as long as it's well-drained and tolerates humid summers!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid     H: 36-48" W: 36"    B/M: White bloom w/ purple bracts/ 6-7 

Butterfly Host Plant

$12.99 Qt.

Acanthus x 'Morning Candle'    Bear's Breech or Breeches, Oyster Plant      Zone: (5?)6-9    

Acanthus x 'Morning Candle'    Bear's Breeches A new European selection that is reportedly a hybrid of Acanthus mollis and A. Spinosus but according to Plant Savant Tony Avent, it's more likely Acanthus mollis having hanky-pankied with A. hungaricus instead.  (Important only because A. spinosus is a half zone hardier than A. hungaricus which might be passed along to it's progeny.) Regardless of the less than specific details of the parentage, it's a winner -- green, deeply scallop leaves form a 36" clump and, in late May, send forth a somewhat unique, yard tall, more bare at the bottom flower stalk - hence the name 'Candle' which it resembles.  Typical purple and white hooded blooms but very floriferous and long, occasionally into fall!  The best bloomer in the Genus.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid        H: 20" (36" IB) W: 36"    B/M: White bloom w/ purple bracts/ 6-7+++

Butterfly Host Plant

$13.99 Qt.

Acanthus x 'Summer Beauty'      Heat Resistant Bear's Breeches       Zone: (5?)6-9     

Acanthus x 'Summer Beauty'A import by Oregon's Chet Tompkins from a Chinese gardener.  This hybrid (probably A. spinosus x A. mollis) is possibly the best Acanthus in the trade but particularly for warm weather zones.  Where A. mollis just melts in the heat, 'Summer Beauty' lives up to her name.  Dark, deep green, glossy  foliage is more cut than A. mollis.  The 6' tall blooms has typical white blooms and purple calyces.  This will become the industry standard!  Very tropical looking.  This will become an industry standard.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid        H:30" ( 4-6' IB)  W:  46'    B/M: White and purple/Summer

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Yarrows on the East Coast -- in the land of hot nights and high humidity

AchilleasYarrows are most successful when grown in light, sandy soils and divided at least every 3 years.  Yarrows really do best in areas where night temperatures are cool and humidity is low.  Growing Yarrow in soil heavily amended with SAND on the East Coast will make a big difference in their longevity. They're just blooming machines and fabulous for flower arrangements so worth the extra trouble with preparing the soil.  Also, hardy enough most places to grow in containers! (The sand amendment also applies to Dianthus by the way.)  Also, easy on the fertilizer -- they don't need it.  You might find that the 'hybrids' also have more Umph on the East Coast rather than cultivars of A. millefolium.

$9.99 Qt.

Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold'     Fern Leaf Yarrow            Zone: 3-8          

Achillea filipendula 'Coronation Gold'     Fern Leaf Yarrow

Stunning aromatic feathery gray foliage on stiff stems and huge, dense flat golden blooms crown this stand up plant.  Thumbs it's nose at southern Heat and Humidity.  Great as a cut flower or in dried arrangements.  Evergreen rosettes (basal growth) in winter.

Drought tolerant when established

Soil:  Lean, well-drained          H:30-36" W: 18-36"        B/M: Gold/7-8 

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Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Achillea 'Little Moonshine' PPAF       DWARF Hybrid Yarrow, Milfoil      Zone: 4-8          

Achillea 'Little Moonshine' PPAF       DWARF Hybrid Yarrow, MilfoilA horticultural break through.  All the delicious color of the original 'Moonshine' but in a neat little package that's guaranteed not to flop (barring issues like a St. Bernard laying on it).  Same stunning heavily cut gray leaves, slightly longer bloom time and the same "plant me in ideal conditions and that's the end of caring for me" attitude!  What is 'lean' soil?  Means you don't have to fertilize! How cool is that!!

Soil: Lean, well-drained        H: 9-12"   W: 10"          B/M:  Bright Yellow/6-10

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

Achillea millefolium is sort of a Three Bears Plant!  Depending on the where it's growing, it can be Too Strong (and self-seed), Just OK or Just Right!   Where we struggle on the East Coast with high humidity and hot nights to get Achillea millefoliums to grow Just OK, it is pesky in some other parts of the country, including KY.  Please check the link at the right to make sure it's a garden PAL (Perfectly Alright in your Location!) and doesn't self-seed too much.  If you're in a risk area for A. millefoliums, look at the Galaxy Hybrids on down the page.  Hybrids with Taygetea will not pose the self-seeding problem that occurs with A. millefoliums in some places.   EVERGREEN IF cut back to about 6" in Fall after blooming.   

*May need straw mulch in Zones 3 and certainly needs superb drainage in areas that cold

$10.99 Qt.

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Achillea millefolium 'Petra'         Common Yarrow               Zone: (3*)4-9          (Light ShadePart Shade tolerates)

Achillea millefolium 'Petra'         Common Yarrow'Petra' has wonderful, velvety-looking, dark red flowers. The red blooms have a frosty white eye and produces very large flower heads with stems sturdy enough to meet the task of holding the large blooms.  Extremely long flowering period from June through September! Super popular in Europe but unknown in the US.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid     H: 24-30" W: 24"    B/M: Red/6-9

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

No ship to KY

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'     Common Yarrow          Zone: (3*)4-9       

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'     Common YarrowFabulous flat-topped fade-resistant red blooms with yellow eyes above grey-green foliage.  Heat and drought resistant.   There is just nothing 'Common' about this new yarrow!  All yarrows eventually fade BUT this and the Seduction series Holds their vibrant, true red color for a long time.  Probably the closest and it's really, really closed to true red.  I hate to put in the word rosy red because red is the word, not rose, BUT if differs from Strawberry seduction by having a rose undertone to the red and the other has a slightly more strawberry undertone. 

Soil:  Lean, well-drained, not acid       H: 24"   W: 18-24"        B/M: Rose Red /6,7 + 9/10 if cut back

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Attracts Hummingbirds

  Achillea Galaxy Hybrids:   Achillea millefolium is one parent and A. taygetea, with pale yellow flowers, is the other parent and is, itself, believed to be a hybrid between A. millefolium and A. clypeolata (a small species from Romania).  Hybrids with A. taygetea will not pose the self-seeding that is a problem in SOME areas with A. millefolium.  Wilhelm Kikillus of Germany launched his Galaxy Hybrids in 1986 with 4 cultivars:  'Appleblossom, 'Great Expectations', 'Fanal' ('The Beacon) and 'Salmon Beauty'.   He later added 'Weser River Sandstone' and 'Summerwine'.    

$10.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Rainbow Ending Blue'     RAINBOWTM  Hybrid Yarrow, Milfoil              Zone: 3*-9       

Achillea x  'Rainbow Ending Blue'     RAINBOWTM  Hybrid Yarrow, MilfoilFrom Darwin Perennials come this new Yarrow from the Rainbow® Series with large pink to blue flat flower heads on strong, sturdy stems. This new series has easy care, low maintenance, RE-BLOOMING plants.  They are remarkably durable, tolerate dry spells and lean, poor soil.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained         H:12-24"   W: 12-24"    B/M:  Bluish Pink/6,7 + 9,10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Achillea x 'Rainbow Lightning Pink'  RAINBOWTM   Hybrid Yarrow, Milfoil              Zone: 3*-9       

Achillea x ' Rainbow Lightning Pink'       Common Yarrow, MilfoiFrom Darwin Perennials come this new Yarrow from the Rainbow® Series with large pink flat flower heads on strong, sturdy stems.  This new series has easy care, low maintenance, RE-BLOOMING plants. They are remarkably durable, tolerate dry spells and lean, poor soil.

Soil:  Lean, well-drained         H:12-24"   W: 12-24"    B/M:   Pink/6,7 + 9,10 if cut back

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

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Achillea x 'Walter Funcke'    German Hybrid Yarrow      Zone: 3-9     

Achillea x 'Walter Funcke'    German Hybrid YarrowSturdy and compact w/ Brick red aging to caramel yellow flowers and SILVERY FOLIAGE. What a stunning combination. New, choice and one of the most sought after yarrows in the trade.  Must have well-drained soil. A superb hybrid highly regarded in Europe and becoming a hit in the US for it's color.  Not a Galaxy Hybrid but of the same A. millefolium x A. taygetea parentage. 

Soil:  Lean, well-drained           H: 24" W: 12-18"            B/M: Brick red/6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

In nature, Monkshood grow at the woods edge getting lots of full sun in morning or evening but a break from the mid-day sun.  They will take full sun in cooler zones with lots of water.  In deeper shade, say under high deciduous trees, they won't bloom as much and may need to be staked.  Light dappled shade or part shade with morning or afternoon sun is best.  6 hours seems ideal in most places.  If cut back at the end of the first bloom before setting seed, they will often bloom again. They love supplemental feeding with Bone Meal every 6 weeks.  

$10.99 Qt.

Aconitum x carmichaelii 'Arendsii'   Azure Monkshood       Zone: 3-8        Moist Average

Aconitum x carmichaelii 'Arendsii'A hybrid between A. carmichaelii & A. carmichaelii var. wilsonii 's. It has shorter, thicker stems than the other available varieties. It doesn't have the tendency to sprawl as do others. Flowers are the same size & lavender to violet-blue as of A. napellus but on a shorter plant. An excellent accent plant in a lightly shaded garden w/ our heat. Reliable. Loves Bone Meal! 

Soil: Most any      H: 48" W: 18"      B/M: Lavender blue/ 8-9 

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Why we don't use common names!  These are 'some' of the Common Names for the Aconitum above:

Wolfsbane, Monkshood, Helmet-flower, Old Wife's Hood, The Queen Mother of Poisons, Chariot of Venus, Storm Hat, King's Coach, Friar's Cap, Aconite, Friar's Cowl, Dumbledore's Delight, Cupid's Car.

But Aconitums (and all plants) have ONE and only one Botanical Name!   :-)

 

 

Acorus (Dwarf and Regular Sweetflags) are some of our favorite underused plants and are on the Grass Page where we have grasses and grass like plants.  

 

All plants in the genus Cimicifuga have recently been transferred to the genus Actaea.  

 

$12.99 Qt.

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Actaea japonica 'Chejo Do'  Japanese Snakeroot, Fairy Candles, Bugbane    Zone: 3-8      Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea japonica 'Chejo Do'  Snakeroot, Fairy Candles, BugbaneThis is the Japanese counterpart to our Native Bugbane.  It's claim to fame beside it's beautiful fluffy white candle-like flowers and shiny leaves is that it's more tolerant of dry conditions than our native.  Introduced to the trade by Darrell Probst, it has compact foliage, very floriferous (producing up to 12-15 flower spike per mature plant), foliage often has a purple hue when first emerging.  The best for resistance to leaf spot.

Soil: Ave. to moist woodland         H: 12-14" (48-60" IB)   W:           B/M:  White/8-9

Japanese NativeCut flower

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Actaea pachypoda  syn. Actaea alba     Doll's Eyes      Zone: 3-9      

Actaea pachypodaA woodland herb, 2'+ feet tall with toothed leaves - Astilbe-like foliage - and very distinctive , showy white berries w/ a single black dot, hence the common name, Doll's Eyes. Flowering stems thicken after bloom and turn an attractive red as pea-sized white berries develop in summer in elongated clusters. These berries, though intriguing, are poisonous. AKA, White Baneberry is a beautiful plant when well grown. Good with lobelias or monkshood. Native to the Eastern half of the Country and protected by the US government.  Rare as wrinkles on a Barbie doll.  Rhizomatous.  We have two friends, each former curator's of major Botanical gardens -- BOTH have this plant in their garden. Now what could this possibly mean about this plant???  (Gotta' have this in your shade garden!)

Soil: Humusy, ave. to moist but well-drained   H: 18-30" W: 24-36"        B/M: White/5-6

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RHS Award

Cut flower

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Actaea ramosa  (syn. Cimicifuga racemosa)      Black Cohosh   Zone: 3-8    Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea racemosaHandsome, bold native with tall, plume-like, branching spikes of white flowers. Long-lived & vigorous. Long leaves. Difficult to propagate but easy to grow. Set back in the garden in groups, their flower wands appear to be disconnected from the earth. Great behind hostas, ferns.   Host Plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly Caterpillar.

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 48-60" W:18-24"    B/M: White/6-7 

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Cut flower

Butterfly Host Plant

$11.99 Qt.

Actaea rubra f. leucocarpa (A. rubra f. neglecta)   Red Baneberry, White Berried Form       Zone: 3-9

Actaea rubra f. leucocarpaWell, let's add some confusion.  Above, w listing's up, we have a near red 'white' baneberry and here, we have white 'red' baneberry.  :-)  This rare form of Native Red Baneberry actually has white berries!  The typical 1/4" white flowers have a rose-like fragrance followed by oval, white berries. 

Soil: Rich, woodland soil        H:  24-36"  W: 12"        B/M: White/5-6

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Cut flower

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette'  syn. Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette'  Bugbane  Z: 3-8 Part ShadeFull shade

Actaea simplex 'Brunette'Numerous, creamy white, STRONGLY FRAGRANT flowers appear in long, 1-2' fluffy spires rising well above the foliage on upright, branched, wiry, dark purple 72" stems. Astilbe-like, deeply cut, tri-pinnate foliage is an attractive green w/ a purple blush. Prefers rich, well-watered soils. Long blooming.  Choice! 

Soil: Rich, moist best    H: 36-48" W: 24"    B/M: White 9-10 

Cut flower

Attracts Butterflies

  Adenophora liliifolia - no longer offered for sale due to recently showing up on a number of reputable sites as being invasive in some parts of the country.  

 

Adiantum pedatum    Northern Maiden Fern  Listed on the Fern Page  

 

 

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'    We no longer carry this Native plant due to it's invasive tendencies.  Even a Native can be a beast in the wrong place, which is, for this plant, most everywhere but a container!  

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$12.99 Qt.

Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'     Dwarf Lily of the Nile      Zone:  7-9    

gapanthus 'Peter Pan'     Dwarf Lily of the NilDwarf variety. Blue flowers with 18" flower stalk. Dependable bloomer!  Foliage can remain evergreen in warmer climates. It has spot flowering throughout the year, with a big display in late spring to early summer. When not in full flower it is an attractive zero maintenance clump of strappy leaves (with the occasional late flower). Atypical Roots

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained    H: 8-12"  W: Slowly indef.       B/M:  Light Blue/ 6-7

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

 

Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'   Drooping Lily of the Nile, African Lily   Z: 7B-11 (maybe colder) 

Agapanthus inapertus 'Purple Cloud'   Drooping Lily of the Nile, African LilyOne of the larger varieties of Agapanthus with dark purple blue pendulous flowers -- one of the darkest available.  Drought tolerant when established.  A large and impressive Agapanthus.  Silver green foliage, purple at the base.  More evergreen than some, so not as hardy.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained       H: 20" (36-48" IB)    W: 20"      B/M:   Purple/Spring

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud'   Dark Blue Giant Lily of the Nile     Zone:  7B-9 (maybe colder)    

Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud'Bigger isn't always better but it sure is in this case -- one of BIGGEST BLOOM of the hardy Agapanthus makes it a sure winner.  Deep blue color and probably the best hardy blue in the trade.  Luxurious green foliage, 1-2 feet long that tinges red in winter and dark blue umbels on stems 3-4 feet tall!  Evergreen to 28 degrees.   Atypical Roots

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained   H: 36-48 IB   W:       B/M:   Dark Blue/6-7

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

Agastaches and Cold Hardiness  (The most misreported plants for Hardiness on the Internet!!)

Trying to definitively report the hardiness of Agastaches is a complicated business since there is so much misinformation on the Internet.  Most of the cold-hardiest hybrids have one or the other of these cold hardy species in their background:

 

Zone:

 

Zone:

 

Zone: 

 

Zone: 

A. aurantiaca

6-9

A. barberi

5-9

A. cana

5-9

A. coccinea

6-9

A. foeniculum

5-9

A. rupestris

5-9

A. breviflora (rugosa)

5-9

A. scrophulariifolia

5-8

A. urtricifolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But trying to accurately determine the parentage of hybrids is also tough.  We've put what we believe to be extremely accurate, realistic Zones with 'reported zones' in parenthesis.  You might try them in those zones in a protected spot.  We recommend early season planting, rather than Fall planting, if you're in the colder zones so the plants have time to establish and impeccably drained soil.  In colder zones, DO NOT CUT BACK until mid spring and then to 4-5". Also, in cold areas, the plant’s crown should be planted high on a Southern or Western exposure, in sandy, sharply draining soil and then mulched with 2"crushed gravel or builder's sand to keep it drier during cold, wet winter weather.

 

$9.99 Qt.

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'     Anise Hyssop           Zone:  (4)5-9    

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'This relatively new Agastache is creating quite a stir in the garden world primarily for it's rich yellow to green yellow foliage.  This compact grower only reaches 20-36" tall and 15" wide, a great size, and bears 4" purple spikes all summer!  Like all of it's relatives, it's loved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.  The heavily mint-scented foliage is serrated.  Easy, thriving on heat and humidity.  The plant was name 'Golden Jubilee' to commemorate the 50 year reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Recipient of the 2003 Quality Award in the Fleuroselect Trials across Europe & the All-American Selections Gold Medal across the USA.   The species is Native to the upper states of the US from CN west to OR and Endangered in several.

Soil:  Any well-drained            H:  20-36"  W: 15"                 B/M:  Purple-Blue/6-9

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice Blue'   Dwarf Giant Hyssop       Zone: 5-8      

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice Blue'   Dwarf Giant HyssopA wonderful new introduction producing long spikes with deep purple blue blooms and Anise scented leaves.  Great cut flower.  Does best in full sun in well-drained soil.  Native to Arizona and New Mexico, it especially cold hardy for an Agastache.  A true Perennial.  From the same genetic background as 'Honeybee Blue' but this is a bit taller.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 36"    W: 12"       B/M:  Deep Purple Blue/ 7-8

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice White'   Dwarf Giant Hyssop       Zone: 5-8      

Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Licorice White'   Dwarf Giant HyssopA wonderful new introduction producing long spikes with white blooms and Anise scented leaves.  Great cut flower.  Does best in full sun in well-drained soil.  Native to Arizona and New Mexico, it especially cold hardy for an Agastache.  A true Perennial.  From the same genetic background as 'Honeybee White' but this is a bit taller.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 36"    W: 12"       B/M:  White/ 7-8

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

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Agastache 'Black Adder'   Black Adder Hyssop      Sun     Zone:  6-9

Agastache x 'Black Adder' New to the trade and more tolerant of winter wet than 'pink' Agastaches, but it still needs well-drained soil. This eye-catching hybrid between A. rugosum and A. foeniculum blooms from mid-summer 'til Frost.  Coen Jensen's 'Black Adder' is just loaded with bottlebrush flowers of a MUCH more deep vivid blue than other blue bottlebrush Hyssops due to the greyish purple calyces.  A compact, rounded plant, it benefits from an early pinch or two to make it even tighter and more bushy.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 30-36"  W: 24-36"     B/M: Blue Violet/

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

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Agastache 'Blue Fortune'       Agastache Blue Fortune       Zone: (4)5-9        

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'Wow, wow, wow ... one of the best perennials in years.  Strong 3' stems sport fuzzy, licorice-scented leaves topped with hundreds of large blue-lavender bottlebrush flowers from early spring thru summer that attract a stunning array of pollinators.  Drought tolerant.  A. foeniculum (Zone 5-9) and A. rugosa (Zone 5-9) hybrid.  We've seen this listed as hardy to zone 4 but find this illogical since it would then be hardier than both parents.  BUT Brookside Garden in Ottawa, Canada says A. foeniculum is hardy to zone 4 which would potentially lower the Zone for Blue Fortune to 4 in perfect conditions.

Soil: Any well-drained    H: 24-36" W: 24-36"    B/M: Blue 7-9 

Hybrid of US NativesRHS Award

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

 

Agastache 'Purple Haze'    Purple Haze Hyssop     Sun  Zone:  6-10

Agastache x 'Purple Haze'Another new-to-the-trade Agastache from Coen Jensen's breeding program that still needs well-drained soil but isn't as fussy as the 'pink' Agastaches.  Very tough and hardy and brings a new 'color palette' to Agastaches according to North Creek with its long racemes of smoky blue violet blooms that just don't stop. Pale lavender violet flowers and deep rose calyces.  North Creek's introduction has survived several winters in zone 6 Pennsylvania.  Not sure about hardiness beyond that.

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 24-36"  W:     B/M: Smokey Violet Blue/6-9

Hybrid of US Natives

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

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