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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:53 am 
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Good day People,

I have just received 5 variations of Agastache in the form of seeds. I'm sure most of you that plant wildflowers do so in the fall but in which month do we do it here in North Texas? Surprisingly, most of the reading about this online recommends planting the seed in the spring, just the opposite of what I have learned from Howard. Any info you may have from your experiences with this beautiful plant would me greatly appreciated.

APACHE SUNSET - Agastache rupestris
ASTELLO INDIGO - Agastache x hybrida
BOLERO - Agastache Cana-Hybr.
GLOBETROTTER - Agastache Pallida-Hybr
ROSE MINT - Agastache pallidiflora ssp. neomexicana

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:27 pm 
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I believe the Native American Seed company suggests late summer, allowing about 6 weeks before the first frost to get them big enough to handle the winter temps. I wouldn't plant them now.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:26 am 
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Thanks. I found this to be helpful in regards to your reply...

Freeze Summary for Dallas/Fort Worth

Average Number of Freeze Days (1981-2010):

DFW - Freezes (1981-2010)



First and Last Occurrences (1898-2013*):
Average date of first freeze: November 22
Average date of last freeze: March 13
Earliest freeze: Oct 22, 1898 (31°F)
Latest freeze: Apr 13, 1997 (32°F)
Apr 13, 1957 (30°F)
Latest first freeze: Jan 4, 1972 (21°F)
Earliest last freeze: Feb 5, 2000 (30°F)
* data through the winter of 2012-2013

Most and Fewest:
Most in a season: 62 (1977-78)
Most in a calendar year: 64 (1978)
Fewest in a season: 14 (2011-12, 1999-2000, 1931-32, 1930-31)
Fewest in a calendar year: 9 (1931)
Most in a month: 27 (Jan 1978, Jan 1940)

Most by month...
October - 3 (1925)
November - 12 (1959)
December - 21 (1989, 1963)
January - 27 (1978, 1940)
February - 21 (1978, 1905)
March - 10 (1965)
April - 2 (1957, 1920)

Greatest number of months in a season with at least one freeze: 7
1898-99 - October, November, December, January, February, March, April
Only month to record both 32°F and 100°F: Mar 1916 (25°F on the 3rd and 100°F on the 21st)

Most consecutive hours below freezing: 295 (7 am Dec 18 - 2 pm Dec 30, 1983)

Most consecutive hours at or below freezing: 295 (7 am Dec 18 - 2 pm Dec 30, 1983)



Most Consecutive Hours Below Freezing
295 hrs 7 am Dec 18 - 2 pm Dec 30, 1983
178 hrs 1 am Jan 23 - 11 am Jan 30, 1948
170 hrs 9 am Feb 1 - 11 am Feb 8, 1905
158 hrs 12 am Jan 27 - 2 pm Feb 2, 1951
139 hrs 5 pm Jan 3 - 12 pm Jan 9 1942
136 hrs 6 pm Jan 30 - 10 am Feb 5, 1996
Most Consecutive Hours at or Below Freezing
295 hrs 7 am Dec 18 - 2 pm Dec 30, 1983
211 hrs

3 pm Jan 15 - 10 am Jan 23, 1930

178 hrs 1 am Jan 23 - 11 am Jan 30, 1948
170 hrs 9 am Feb 1 - 11 am Feb 8, 1905
163 hrs 5 pm Jan 16 - 12 pm Jan 23, 1978
158 hrs 12 am Jan 27 - 2 pm Feb 2, 1951
139 hrs* 5 pm Jan 3 - 12 pm Jan 9 1942
137 hrs 5 pm Jan 30 - 10 am Feb 5, 1996
* An additional 58 hours occurred from 6 am Jan 1 to 3 pm Jan 3, 1942. The temperature climbed to 33 degrees at 4 pm on Jan 3. Combined with the 139 hours above, this makes a total of 197 inconsecutive hours

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