- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 14 Inches
- Mature Spread 10 - 14 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint features long terminal clusters of delicate Chinese-violet-colored florets accompanied by aromatic emerald-green leaves. Blooming from summer until fall, this herbaceous perennial, otherwise known as Agastache Poquito™ Dark Blue, Agastache hybrid 'TNAGAPDB', Poquito™ Blue Dwarf Hummingbird Mint: Patent PP28,590, Asian Hyssop, and Dwarf Hummingbird Mint, produces cut-flower quality blooms and foliage that can be assembled into lovely bouquets or dried for later use. Growing to heights of 10 to 14 inches and spreads of 10 to 14 inches, this fragrant bloomer brightens rock, cottage, and alpine gardens as well as decks and patios when planted in containers.
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint’s fresh fragrance and faded purplish-blue flowers attract ravenous pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees. Native to the United States and cold hardy in Zones 5-8, this vigorous, fast grower maintains an upright, bushy growth habit. Deer resistant, there is no need to worry about Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint’s soft puffs of violet suddenly disappearing into thin air. Relatively disease resistant, drought tolerant, and low maintenance, this lovely deciduous perennial is perfect for the amateur gardener with a busy schedule.
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint Care
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint thrives in full sun. Plant it during the spring in warm soil that is sandy and drains well. This herbaceous perennial requires soil with a pH between 6.0 to 7.5. Low maintenance, this flowering plant possesses average watering needs and minimal to no fertilizing needs. Water one to two times per month. To prevent fungal disease; however, do a moisture check prior to watering. If the top one to two inches are dry, then water. If not, wait a day or two to check again. This perennial tolerates nutrient-depleted soil well. If needed though, after a year, you can feed Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint a balanced fertilizer annually.
To encourage a more robust production of blooms, deadhead spent flowers throughout the blooming season. Then, after the first hard freeze in autumn, winterize Poquito™ Blue by cutting it back to an inch or two above the ground in order to control its spread and support its growth the following year.
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint Spacing
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint does well when planted en masse in borders and beds. Whether grown alone or with other companion plants such as Rudbeckia, Lavender, Rosemary, Marigold, and Russian Sage, this ornamental adds charm to rock, wildlife, and prairie gardens. Space plants about 12 inches apart. Plus, Poquito™ Blue is a superb filler when grown in containers.
Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 10 - 14 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 14 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 14 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue|
|Flower Description: Deep Blue|
|Bloom Period: All Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Poquito™ Blue Hummingbird Mint|
|Scientific Name: Agastache Poquito™ Dark Blue|
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