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Agastache cana

Texas Hummingbird Mint
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Perennials, Flowers

AGASTACHE

Summer-blooming perennials with aromatic foliage, whorls of flowers in spikelike clusters. All rebloom if deadheaded. Favorites with hummingbirds. Species from Mexico and the Southwest need excellent drainage, especially in wet winter areas.

Agastache cana

Native to Texas, New Mexico. To 2–3 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. across. Blooms heavily, bearing reddish pink flowers that smell like bubble gum. A seed-grown selection, ‘Heather Queen’, blooms the first year from seed sown early in the season.

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