Lavender Hyssop Agastache Native Wild Flower Herb Garden Pollinator Plants to Grow at Home
Agastache Lavender Hyssop a native wildflower, at home in the herb garden and known as one of the top ten native pollinator plants to grow from seed at home.
Fill your garden with wildlife by growing these anise-scented pollinator magnet perennials that also attract the American Goldfinch and Hummingbirds.
I have grown lavender hyssop Agastache in multiple locations, from full sun parterre garden to prairie meadow, a very diverse plant that takes glory in the Summer and provides long seasonal interest.
Grow with Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Asters, and Solidago for a fun-packed border of seasonal interest height and a fall to a winter wonderland of seed-heads and visiting wildlife.
Head Gardening Soultions
“Lavender Hyssop Agastache are sturdy, fun and rewarding plants to have around”
My 3 Favorite Native Anise Hyssop:
Agastache foeniculum – Anise Hyssop or native American herb with mid-blue to dark purple flowers.
Agastache Mexicana – Mexican Giant Hyssop; A great aromatic herb, native to S. America and Mexico.
Agastache cana – Rosy-pink colored flowers known to attract Hummingbirds and pollinators with a candy scent
Agastache is either propagated by stem cuttings or grown from seed.
Start seeds indoors in late winter for transplanting outdoors in May after the last frost.
Use a quality seed compost and press the fine seeds onto the moist compost surface
Continue to mist and water from below to keep the compost moist.
Agastache is a perennial that needs two years to flower when grown from seeds.
Division keeps your plant vibrant and you can even share extra plants with friends
Congratulations on choosing to grow lavender hyssop or Agastache, this is a greater starter plant for new gardeners and an old favorite for many.
Free draining full sun location preferred, however Agastache will tolerate light shade, would benefit from a recycled organic mulch in Spring to help improve moisture retention and Fall mulch to protect from winter weather.
Harvest fresh leaves for drying prior to flowering for great flavor, heavily aromatic leaves and stems stand upright for many months attracting wildlife and late fall interest.
Brightly colored lavender flower whorls around the stiff flower stems, spires of purple shades through blue, orange, and white. Great for flower arranging Agastache is rich in nectar, and natural mint oils help deter mosquitoes, and yet attracts beneficial pollinators Inviting the most amazing butterflies and hummingbirds to your scented garden.
I find growing plants from seed incredibly rewarding, even the smallest of outdoor garden areas can be a productive workout for all the family. Try thinking of your garden as a living kitchen and grow to love fresh flowers, organic fruit, and vegetables straight from your own backyard oasis.Stephen Pryce-Lea
Hummingbird Native Garden Collection 5 Pack Mix 1: Pollinator Seed Mix Perennial Flowers
Hummingbird Garden Seed Gift Pack Pollinator Mix 1: Full Sun Perennial Flowers.
Looking to encourage more humingbirds to your garden? Then plant more flowers, particulary natives!
Did you know that planting colorful native plants, trees, flowers and fruits is one of the best things you can do to support your local wildlife and migratory bird community?
A great way to attract Hummingbirds and all essential pollinators is to add native North American plants to your garden. If you have the money to spend and want to copy the list below and ask your local native plant center for these as young plants or try these easy to grow natives from seed. Native perennials raised from seed often flower in the second year once they have matured and will continue to flower for many years after.
I have selected 5 types of perennial American native flower seeds to grow your collection, that are easy to grow, support each other and attract a variety of wildlife and pollinators to your garden.
If you are looking for state or regional wild flower seeds then check out my state native listings in my Facebook shop or on our website.
I have tried and tested the following plant collecections and have been thrilled with the results for several seasons in my own urban oasis.
Sowing this seed mix at home and in your garden, school, or local park can help start a garden from a piece of waste ground, better results will be achieved if the area is cleared of all perennial weeds and the soil lightly tilled before sowing seed mix best-sown Fall thru Spring.
Many native or naturalized plants are tough and hardy that will survive all but the poorest conditions, so invite them home to an unused corner of your garden. Mix selected after years of observing pollinators feeding in my own urban backyard, estates and gardens I manage.
I have selected these nectars filled Summertime blooms proven to attract Hummingbirds, and many species butterflies.
Perennial Wild Flowers – x5 packets of perennial seeds
Hummingbird Flowers – *25-50 Seeds per species approx
Hummingbird Perennial Mix 1 – Full Sun Dry to Mesic Soil
See Mix 2: Hummingbird Perennial Mix 2 – Part Sun Dry to Mesic Soil
Easy to grow native seed mix, gift pack will provide many seasons of color and 3d wildlife attracted to your friend’s garden, plants, or pots.