Agastache in clay soil

jenn(SoCal 9/19)September 15, 2010

Wondering if anyone has successfully grown any Agastache in amended clay soil. I know that some varieties prefer lean/fast-draining (e.g sandy) soil, but others are more tolerant of heavy soil (according to what I've read).

Are there any that not just tolerate, but will thrive in heavier soils? I'm asking those of you with personal experience, not just what you've read or heard.

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calistoga_al

I have amended clay soil, which after amending is a clay/loam soil. I grow agastache in it with no trouble. Al

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 8:42AM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

Thanks, Al. Which ones do you grow? I know that some Agastache need lean, fast-draining soil, while others like a heavier soil like amended clay.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 10:14PM
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calistoga_al

I grow the old fashioned purple flowered with the common name of Anise Hyssop, or Agastache forniculum. I really prefer the color and robust growing of this variety. Some of the later paler colored hybrids seem wimpy to me. Al

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 10:33AM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

Thanks Al. I have grown that one, and also some of the pink varieties that I purchased from High Country Gardens. I love the scent of all the Agastaches.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 11:19PM
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