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Agastache in clay soil

Posted by jenn 9/19 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 15, 10 at 9:30

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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RE: Agastache in clay soil

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

RE: Agastache in clay soil

  • Posted by jenn 9/19 (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 16, 10 at 22:14

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.

RE: Agastache in clay soil

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

RE: Agastache in clay soil

  • Posted by jenn 9/19 (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 17, 10 at 23:19

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.

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