Agastache Salmon Pink
Bumper flower power
Stunning multi-colored pink and salmon-hued heads of flowers. Hardy, easy, neat growing plant – wonderful for garden beds and also in containers, as it is so long blooming. Blooms from early summer to autumn’s end.
Agastache Salmon Pink is an aromatic treat with mint scented, tiny grey-green leaves. Favorite of nectar seeking birds, and provides excellent food for bees too. Makes a lovely cut flower that lasts long in a vase. Grow Agastache lean and mean for the very best fragrance and unbeatable flower power, as well as flavour.
Use in the kitchen
The various Agastache are used for flavouring in cuisine, as well as fragrance. Leaves are used in herbal teas, and fresh young tips added to salads. Choose your favourite aroma to add a tang to jams, jellies, and conserves, as well as adding to potpourri bowls and fragrant herbal sachets.
Where to plant in the garden
Agastache Salmon Pink is an upright grower to approximately 75cm. high. Happy growing in Sun to 1/2 Shade. Will tolerate hot dry conditions well (which brings out the aromatic mint scent even more) and will also thrive in hot wet summers, as long as the soil is well drained. Frost hardy down to at least -10C. Suitable for sub-tropical climates with summer humidity; as well as hot, dry summer climates; coastal gardens; windy sites; poor or sandy soils. Low water need and drought tolerant. Recommended for water-wise and low maintenance gardeners.
– Height with flowers: 75cm. approx.
– Width: 60cm. approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Part Shade / Dappled Sun. Must be well drained.
– Soil: Not at all fussy. Tolerates a wide range of soils well, including sandy. stony, alkaline and poor soils. But must be well drained. Will not tolerate being waterlogged.
– Fragrance: Aromatic leaves scented of mint.
– Frost: Frost hardy.
– Beneficial to wildlife: Nectar seeking birds adore the heads of trumpet flowers. Excellent bee food, and a magnet for butterflies.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant. Deer and rabbits dislike the aromatic foliage (unless starving of course)
– Care: Easy, low care. Low water need. Just a cut back once a year at the end of months of flowering is all that is ever needed.
– Origin: North American open prairies and dry forested areas. Particularly in the more arid areas from New Mexico to Canada. The one outrider of the family hails from Korea.
– Traditional herbal uses: North American First Nation people used Agastache as herbal medicine. Agastache tea was used by many tribes to treat nausea, colicky babies, and the symptoms of colds and flu. Similarly it is still a valued herbal medicine in Korean culture.