Agastache cana ‘Bolero’
Showy rose-purple flowers with purple calyxes, sit over beautiful bronze coloured, aromatic foliage.
Making newly released Agastache cana ‘Bolero’ a real show pony.
(Scroll down to “Growing” section for plant details, how / where to grow)
Agastache cana ‘Bolero’ begins to bloom in mid-spring, and then continues right through all the warmer months with a multitude of bright flowers. Much to the delight of gardeners, bees, small honey eating native birds, and other beneficial insects.
Handsome bronze foliage
The vivid flowers are perfectly complemented by rich, dark bronze-green foliage.
So this newly bred hybrid shifts Agastache into a whole new league for garden value.
Because it combines prolific flowers, with handsome coloured foliage, neat, compact growth, while retaining the wonderful aromatic qualities of Agastache foliage.
“Bolero’ has refreshingly fruity, slightly liquorice scented foliage
Companion plant near veggie and fruit plots
So while the nectar rich flowers are very attractive to beneficial pollinators like bees and birds, the aromatic foliage helps repel insects foes. Therefore Agastache are excellent companion plants in veggie and fruit plots, where they help bring in the “good guys” and fend of the “bad guys” .
Delicious kitchen uses
The aromatic leaves can be enjoyed in the garden, or in the house.
So use Agastache leaves in a vase of cut flowers, or to flavour cakes, puddings, custards and fruit punches, or dry them for pot pourri.
Growing: Agastache cana ‘Bolero’
– Height with flowers: 50cm approx.
– Width: 40cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
– Soil: Will tolerate a range of soil conditions but must be well drained. Additionally it will thrive in arid conditions.
– Fragrance: Aromatic leaves.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, birds and also butterflies.
– Care: Easy and low maintenance, Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: A resistant option as these pests do not like the aromatic foliage.
– Origin: Native to New Mexico and Western Texas.