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DESCRIPTION: Airy tubular spikes of striking violet-blue flowers complement coarser textured plants in the garden; attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators; aromatic licorice scented, bronze-green foliage.
BOTANICAL NAME: Agastache 'Blue Boa'
OTHER NAMES: Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Hummingbird Mint
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 60 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Violet with blue overtones
FLOWERING TIME: Late summer to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Licorice-scented Foliage, Rabbit Resistant
Blue Boa® Hyssop features airy spikes of lightly-scented violet tubular flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from mid summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Blue Boa® Hyssop is an open herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Blue Boa® Hyssop is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Blue Boa® Hyssop will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. T
Blue Boa® Hyssop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.