Agastache urticifolia - 9cm pot
Another promising species new to me this year, the plants have really lovely aromatic foliage and the nectar-rich flowers should be highly attractive to pollinators. Upright but bushy plants with green leaves which have a minty-anise scent. Numerous densely-packed lavender-pink flower heads appear on branched spikes from about mid-summer. The leaves can be used to make a refreshing tea, chopped into salads or for flavouring other dishes, or just enjoy the plant as a fabulous ornamental in your garden. Unlike many Agastache this one will actually do rather well in part shade, and even in slightly heavier or damper soils, so is perfect for a meadow situation or in the shade of rocks etc. The bees and butterflies will thank you for planting it as well. A frost hardy perennial. Flowering size 50-150cm high (depending on soil/moisture/aspect) x 30-50cm wide. 9cm pot.