Description

Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’

Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ has spectacular blooms of the most delicious deep raspberry colour.
And the long, plump and generous flower heads are borne all through the warm months.
So Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ gives abundant garden value.
Because it supplies outstanding colour, lovely fragrance and long lasting cut flowers for many months.
(See “Growing” section below for plant details and growing advice)

Mint flavoured flowers & foliage

The flowers and foliage of Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ are very fragrant, and also edible. ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ has a refreshing minty flavour and scent.
Plus this is a mock mint you can have with no chance of it becoming invasive
So young leaves can be used fresh in salads; to decorate and flavour cakes; to make tea or floated in refreshing cool drinks. It puts a whole new twist on a Mojito cocktail.

Growing: Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’

– Height with flowers: Upright growth to 80cm approx.
And the flower heads make up a particularly long section of that 80cm.
– Width: Shrubby densely foliaged bush to a diameter of 40cm approx.
– Position: Plant in Full Sun, but it will also tolerate some Partial Shade, as long as the shade is on the dry side, well aired, and not damp.

Water-wise & drought resistant

– Soil: Agastache will tolerate a range of soil types, but all soils must be well drained. Agastache take deep exception to being waterlogged.
– Water-wise: Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ has a high degree of drought tolerance, once it is established. So it will thrive with a minimum of water, and just an occasional deep watering in long very hot periods.
– Frost: Frost hardy down to approx -10C.
– Growth: Shrubby, bushy evergreen perennial.

Easy grower, low maintenance

– Fragrance: Both the foliage and flowers are deliciously scented of mint.
– Beneficial for wildlife: The nectar rich flowers attract bees, butterflies and pollinating insects like magnets.
So plant ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ near your veggies and orchard. As it will help attract the pollinators to set the fruit. 
And as for our native New Holland Honeyeater birds, they are besotted. They cannot / will not leave it alone.
– Care: Easy to grow and very little maintenance required for top results. Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom (though it will keep going if you forget). And a shape up after winter to promote new growth is beneficial if it has been a hard winter.

Hardy new introduction

– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ is resistant to deer and rabbits. As it appears they do not like the mint scent and flavour. It is also rarely, if ever, troubled by pests and diseases.
– Origin: Agastache ‘Raspberry Fiesta’ is a recent Australian introduction. So it has especially bred to suit Australian conditions. It is certainly a new plant we can be proud of.