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Agastache x 'Ava' will be available to ship on Apr 16, 2019.  Just in time for your spring planting
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Agastache x 'Ava'

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(Ava Hybrid Anise Hyssop) Raspberry calyxes support Ava's rosy-pink flowers, which whorl on tall spikes similar to many Salvias. When the blossoms are spent, the calyxes remain colorful. This long-blooming hummingbird magnet is tolerant of cold, heat and drought.

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Best of Class
We believe this to be the best drought resistant Agastache.
Common name
This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion.
Ava Hybrid Anise Hyssop
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
5 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
48"+/36"/48"+
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Drought resistant
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
Yes
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Ratings & Reviews

(Ava Hybrid Anise Hyssop) Raspberry calyxes support Ava's rosy-pink flowers, which whorl on tall spikes similar to many Salvias. When the blossoms are spent, the calyxes remain colorful. This long-blooming hummingbird magnet is tolerant of cold, heat and drought.

Ava, which is an erect perennial with minty smelling flowers and foliage, weathers winters as cold as those of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 5. It is a hybrid of two Southwestern species -- Hummingbird Mint (Agastache cana) and Mexican Hyssop (Agastache barberi), which is also sometimes referred to as Hummingbird Mint.

Agastache cana is endemic to difficult-to-reach crevices of cliffs and canyons in New Mexico and Texas. Agastache barberi is native to the southern border of Arizona and Mexico.

Ava works well as a short-lived perennial or annual. To encourage perennial growth, it's helpful to divide and replant regularly. Although many Agastaches freely reseed, Ava doesn't. This is good, because crosses that reseed seldom recreate their parent plants. The lack of reseeding also means that you don't have to scramble to deadhead Ava's blossoms.

Agastaches are ideal companion plants for Salvias and beneficial choices for attracting butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds. Similar to so many members of the mint family (Lamiaceae), such as sages, they thrive in low-fertility soils, but need excellent drainage.