Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThere's no better way to describe 'Blue Bayou' hummingbird mint (or Agastache ) than calling it small but mighty. It packs everything you love about blue hummingbird mints, like 'Blue Boa' and 'Blue Fortune,' into a compact habit. Though it may be short (18" tall at maturity), it doesn't skimp on pollinator-attracting power. The deep blue and indigo flower spikes attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Plant it in containers, borders, or mass plantings where you can enjoy it all summer long.
While it's beloved for its flowers, hummingbird mint is also highly fragrant and adds a pleasant aroma to the garden. The foliage has a minty, spicy scent that is particularly noticeable when the leaves are brushed against or crushed. These hardy perennials are drought-tolerant and thrive in full sun, making them an excellent choice for those who want a low-maintenance landscape without frequent watering. Since they are resistant to diseases and pests (like deer and rabbits), gardeners can enjoy their beauty without worry!DetailsBotanical name:Agastache 'Blue Bayou' Plant patent: USPPAF Common name: Hummingbird mint, anise hyssop Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 16-18" x 14-18" Flower color: Blue to indigo Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer to fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, native, low flammability, heat tolerant, dry soils, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Edging, flower gardens, wildlife garden, cut flower, attracts hummingbirds, pollinator garden, wildflower garden, borders How To GrowSoil: Thrives in any well-drained, even dry, soil. Light: Needs full sun (> 6 hours sun) to thrive. Water: Enjoys average to low soil moisture, will not tolerate prolonged wet or soggy conditions. Spacing: 2 to 3 feet apart Fertilizing: Not required or recommended. Overly fertile soils or conditions result in floppy growth. Winterizing: No special winter requirements; dry conditions in winter are preferred, and foliage can be left standing. Maintenance & pruning: Clean up old foliage in late winter or early spring.