|Common Name||Hummingbird mint|
|US Patent #||PP29527|
|EU Grant #||EU51349|
|Bloom Time||May, June, July, August, September, October|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, Red|
|Growth Habit||Upright, Clumping|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|How Different?||Compared to 'Bolero', it is more upright, more clumping, with larger flowers and larger, denser inflorescences. Longer blooming.|
|Landscape Value||Use in the mid border as a single plant or a mass, Use in large containers.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||27" / 22" / 33"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Best in well drained, fertile Soil (Garden). Needs excellent drainage to overwinter. Mineral Soil (Garden)s are fine.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor|
|Comments||Took Top 10 award at Univerisity of Georgia perennial trials 2017. Rated 4.8 out of 5 at Pennsylvania State University trials 2017 ("Excellent. One of the best"). #4 of the top pollinators (in order of attractiveness) at Ohio State University trials 2017, including annuals. 'Best of Variety' award at Penn State 2017 trials. Also, Deneen Shaffer wrote: “Our farm favorite was the Morello Agastache, described to me as ’A great plant in every way. Strong color in both the blooms and foliage; neat, controlled habit; appealing architecture; consistent, all over blooming.’“ One of Vaughn Fletcher's "Phenomenal Perennials" in Greenhouse Product News January 2018.|
Amazingly huge, dense inflorescences of deep burgundy rose that bloom from spring through fall. Showy, dark foliage in cool temperatures extend the beauty. 'Morello' has a strongly upright habit that forms multiple crowns quickly. Good mildew tolerance. Loved by bees and hummingbirds.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||1.5 – 2.0|
|pH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||100 – 150 ppm|
|Notes||Long days benefit overall plant vigor and flowering. Pinch at transplant is beneficial.|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||10 – 12 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Facultative Long Day|
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