Friday, September 9, 2011

Hail to the Agastache!

Agastache (pronounced ag-as-TAY-ke, much debated amongst us gardeners and not one that easily rolls off the tongue) is a great summer flower beloved by all those flying insects. There were many annual and perennial species showcased at the Maine Botanical Garden and here are a few of them.

Agastache 'Black Adder' is a cross between A. rugosum and A. foeniculum. This one tolerates some drought and is a great nectar source.

Agastache rupestris (rupestris = rock-loving)
pink airy flowers coupled with delicate silvery leaves

Agastache 'Aga 3/04'

Agastache 'Heatwave'


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