How do you pronounce the Latin genus known as Agastache?  In Colorado and New Mexico, where we can grow a wide variety of these wonderful perennials, we generally say the name as A gas tä key, A gas tā key or A gas tä key. I’ve also heard it spoken as A ga stash ē […]

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High Country Gardens on August 15th, 2011

I am re-running this article because the story continued with this amazing plant.  Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’ became a national sensation after it launched in the 2011 Spring catalog.  It launched on he cover of our Collectors Edition.  It then caught national attention because this Agastache can feed Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees. Read original post here. Share on Facebook

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David Salman on August 17th, 2010

I stayed home today to work on plant descriptions for next year’s 2011 spring catalog. As I was taking a late morning stretch, I stepped out back into one of my gardens where I encountered a flurry of pollination taking place on three plants of Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’. This is my second year testing this […]

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David Salman on August 11th, 2010

Late summer is a time of the year for gardeners here in New Mexico  when we are waiting for our life giving “monsoon” rains and the return of the hummingbirds. We get about 60 to 70% of our annual precipitation here in New Mexico in July, August and early September. The rains were late to […]

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David Salman on August 19th, 2009
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars It’s no surprise that gardeners across the country are bringing Agastache plants into their gardens. Some of these new hybrids are worthwhile while others appear to not be anything really exciting. Never-the-less, I’m excited that this genus is becoming more widely […]

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David Salman on August 14th, 2009
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars Growing plants of the genus Agastache (A gas’ ta kee or A gas tack’ e), commonly known as hummingbird mint or hyssop, has been an obsession of mine for the last 15 years. They have everything I love in a perennial; […]

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David Salman on July 23rd, 2009

In just the past two weeks, the hummingbirds have suddenly made their summer appearance in my gardens. And they will be staing around until moving south in October. At first it was one bird and now there are 3 or 4 hanging out, sipping, fussing, and moving deliberately from flower to flower on their favorite […]

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