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Agastache barberi
Agastache barberi
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Agastache barberi

Hummingbird Mint

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.025.150

Many species of Agastache are native to North America, often in areas with hot summers and low humidity. This one forms a large, upright bush of fragrant coarse foliage, topped in summer and fall with long spikes of magenta-pink flowers that draw hummingbirds and butterflies like a magnet. Flowers are also edible, and fun to include in salads or as a garnish. May not survive well in regions with wet soils through the winter months. Terrific in the border or in mixed containers.

Further details for
Agastache barberi

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.