Agastache rugosa

‘Pink Pop’

PINK POP AGASTACHE

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Agastache rugosa ‘Pink Pop’
PINK POP AGASTACHE

Agastache ‘Pink Pop’ is a new release, and has been bred especially for unbeatable flower power.
‘Pink Pop’ will not give up flowering from the go of mid-spring to the whoa of late autumn.

Pretty in pink large blooms – suitable for small gardens

Agastache ‘Pink Pop’ is also a new breakthrough in colour, producing soft pink flowers touched with lavender, for months and months on end.
And the flower heads are large and showy.
But she does all those flowers on such a small and compact bush.
Making ‘Pink Pop’ a perfect choice for a small garden, in a container, or to plant in the corner of the veggie plot to haul the pollinators in.

Deliciously scented & edible

This hardy, evergreen, shrubby perennial gives a marvellous garden display.
But ‘Pink Pop’ should also be grown for her delightful scent.’
Both the flowers and foliage are edible and deliciously scented and flavoured of aniseed.
Cooks love it for use in the kitchen. Aniseed flavour is an essential in Middle Eastern, Italian, German, Indian, and Mexican recipes, for both sweet and savoury dishes.
But when you add in a tough, bone-hardy constitution, and water-wise, easy low maintenance, then Agastache rugosa ‘Pink Pop’ is a garden essential.

Tough & easy to grow

‘Pink Pop’ is tough and easily grown in Full Sun to Part Shade.
It is hardy in frost and forgiving of a wide range of soils, including sandy, rocky and poor soils.
It suits coastal areas, windy, and hot and dry gardens.
‘Pink Pop’ is water-wise and drought resistant, so it is ideal for gardeners with limited water, as well as limited space.

Agastache rugosa ‘Pink Pop’ is a low maintenance plant, and largely untroubled by any pests and diseases.
The only work required is to cut the whole plant back hard before spring to encourage new growth and a neat shape. And to pick and enjoy the delicious flowers and foliage as often as possible.

Use in cooking

Use the aniseed flavour in cakes, biscuits, salads, drinks; as edible and colourful garnish; and to flavour meat dishes. (Aniseed ‘Pink Pop leaves go really well with pork and fish).
Both flowers and foliage are delightful when dried and added to pot-pourri and insect repelling sachets.

Flowers first year from seed

Agastache rugosa ‘Pink Pop’ is a hardy, upright, dense, compact perennial clump, and very quick growing for fast garden effect.
If seed is sown early indoors, the plants will flower happily in as little as 3 months from seed.
The plant makes an upright 25-30cm. high, dense shrubby perennial.

Lovely cut flowers

The bountiful flower trusses make good cut blooms for a vase indoors, where their lovely gentle pink colour, and soft texture set off all other flowers and colours so well.

Birds & bees love Agastache

But for me it is the entertainment provided by our native honey-eating birds, while they acrobatically dance amongst the flowers and do a fine impersonation of a Hummingbird sipping nectar from the flowers, that make Agastache indispensable in my garden.
As the Agastache blooms continuously for months on end, from late spring to autumn’s close, the plant is a blessing for all our birds and useful pollinators, and provides great entertainment for us.
‘Pink Pop’ flowers are exceptionally rich in nectar. So they are invaluable and long lasting food source for bees, butterflies, birds and other useful pollinators. You will really see the difference in fruit set when you plant some in your veggie plot or orchard.

Rabbit & deer resistant

And to top it all off – rabbits and deer cant abide the aromatic oils in the foliage and flowers – so they leave them alone. Bless all Agastache.

SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY

Scatter seeds directly in the garden during spring or autumn / or sow at any time indoors in punnets.

INDOORS FOR EARLY PLANTS: Sow seed in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Pat seed gently into the surface of the mix. Do not cover. Seeds need light to germinate.

Moisten the mix by placing the punnet in a water bath, with the water level below the surface of the punnet, and allow the water to percolate up from the bottom. This will ensure the mix is thoroughly moist but not drenched.

Label the punnet with the name and date sown.

Place in a well lit position, but not in direct sunlight.
Keep punnet moist by misting surface from a water spray bottle.

Temperature of 18-20C approx. is best for rapid germination, but they are not particularly fussy. At optimum temperature seedlings emerge in approx. 14-28 days.
(An electronic heat bed is ideal but not essential, any warm, well-lit spot will do).

SEED COUNT: Minimum 12 seeds per packet approximately. This is a new release plant so few seeds are available this year.
(We aim to make our seed counts on the generous side).

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