Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint

Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint
Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint

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Everything About This Hummingbird Mint is an Improvement
SKU 36310
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Item Form
1-Quart
Key Characteristics
Zone

6 - 10

Mature Height

2.5 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint

If you love agastache, just wait until you grow this exciting newcomer. 'Blue Boa' Hummingbird Mint is already amassing awards, and no wonder—the flowers are not only larger than all others, but last longer, too. You can expect 4+ months of glorious bloom from this tall, sturdy, colorful hyssop.

'Blue Boa' Hummingbird Mint has deep violet-blue blooms held in giant inflorescences on tall, extra-strong spikes. Even the buds are amazing—dark dusty purple, they measure 6 inches long and a bit over an inch in diameter, bursting open to reveal flower clusters 6½ inches across.

Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds adore the blooms, which begin in early summer and continue right into fall. You will love them too, though, so you may have to work out a compromise: some for the vase, some for the garden and its winged visitors. (If you've never grown a cutting garden, 'Blue Boa' Hummingbird Mint may give you reason to start one)

The flowers arise above bright green foliage on plants that clump at the base, then send up tall, thick spikes. Tolerant of heat and humidity, they thrive in many conditions other perennials find less than ideal, and are generally left alone by pests and diseases. So easy, so irresistibly beautiful.

'Blue Boa' Hummingbird Mint comes to us from the good folks at Terra Nova in Oregon, and we are confident that it's going to be one of the classic varieties. It simply outperforms all its cousins. And as a source of deep blue color (always so hard to find), it just can't be beat. Do add 'Blue Boa' Hummingbird Mint to your sunny border, meadow, driveway planting, or street island this season.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Agastache
Species hybrid
Variety 'Blue Boa'
Plant Patent PP#24,050
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue, Purple
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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Customer Reviews

Rating
Hysopp
Review by Claire
The plant was well packaged. It was blooming when it arrived. It's thriving in my garden.
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Blooming non-stop first season
Review by Birdnscrap
Grew rapidly to a nice size and has been covered with flowers non-stop. Deer and rabbits have not touched it. Gets watered twice a week. Zone 9b, Northern CA.
Rating
Pollinator magnet
Review by Craig Alberhasky
I bought 6 Blue Boa and 6 Pink Posey. Both attract bees but the Blue Boa way more so. I live in Nebraska and probably will have to dig up the Blue Boa for protection from the cold this winter. The Blue Boa Agastachi arrived with some blooms and they all look great since planting, and all have become very healthy plants. I kid you not, the Blue Boa variety are swarming with bumble bees, honey bees and whatever other bees are native to this area. The Pink Posey are healthy but not as pollinator attracting as the Blue Boa has proven to be. Sure hope they both make it through the cold months.
Rating
Bloomed first year. Fragrant.
Review by Elliott Taylor
Great fragrance: mix of floral, mint & citrus. Loaded with blooms first year.
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Bloomed first year. Fragrant.
Review by Elliott Taylor
Great fragrance: mix of floral, mint & citrus. Loaded with blooms first year.

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