Agastache pallida x rugosa
In a group known for blue or white flowers, ‘Globetrotter’ introduces carmine-red or pink-purple bottlebrush-shaped blooms. Agastaches are known to hybridize freely and from Holland comes this new A. pallida and A. rugosa cross. The flowers cut well for arrangements and they are popular with bees and butterflies. The leaves are strongly scented of Peppermint. Like its parents, ‘Globetrotter’ has a strongly vertical growth habit with stems up to 30”, yet only spreading to 18”. It grows best in poor soil with little nitrogen. In rich garden soil it will probably need staking. It also does well in containers.