I haven't posted much about this flower because it isn't a perennial that grows in my region. Agastache is a zone 6 and warmer perennial. It is sometimes sold in nurseries across the country as an annual. In the warmer climates it self seeds and can even become a nuisance in locations. It's one nuisance that hummingbirds will gladly accept. Every time the young birds would appear in my yard, they made sure that they'd visit the Agastache. They show brilliant red flowers with new buds opening daily.
We tested this flower in the middle of our deck table, and it was a sure winner with the young birds making close up appearances regularly.
Every year we try a new annual or perennial to see if it'll outperform the others. If it's a big hit, it gets added to the list. We don't go too overboard until it has proven its effectiveness. When it has, it will be planted in large numbers the following years.
I believe it was the summer of 2014. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. Juvenile Ruby-throated hummingbird.
Author of Jewel of the North. Please post your comments and questions.