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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DescriptionBlue Boa hummingbird mint (Agastache) boasts long, thick flower spikes covered with deep purple blooms. Spikes hover above fragrant, ultra-green foliage from early summer to fall. The visual impact is astounding in masses, with vertical flowers popping out of the landscape. Pollinators find the showy flowers irresistible, and we're sure you will too.
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 native 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 Boa' Patent #: USPP 24,050 Common name: Hummingbird mint Zone: 5 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 30-36" x 24" Flower color: Purple 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, bordersHow 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.
Life In The Garden
Pollinator-Friendly Perennials to Keep Your Garden Buzzing
Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystems, gardens, and especially our food chain. Flowers produce pollen as a means of reproduction. While there are so many pollinator-friendly plants to choose from, here are seven of our favorites. You’ll love them, and the pollinators will too.
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Blue boa hummingbird mint
Doing great- it’s growing quickly, started to
Bloom- very happy with my purchase!!
Hi Olivia, thank you for leaving a review! We're so glad to hear that you're loving your new plant. Happy Gardening!
BARBARA J.K. (South Carolina)
You can't buy any better blue boa's
The healthiest plants I have ever ordered !
M.M. (North Carolina)
Plant was dead
Plant arrived dead.
initially smut/mold grew on leaves
While the plant is doing reasonably well, initially after planting it in the ground, the leaves had a dry powdery smut/mold and holes in the leaves. This seems to be improving now.