Hummingbird mint

Agastache 'Desert Sunrise'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Salman/High Country Gardens
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Hummingbird mint (Agastache 'Desert Sunrise')
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Genus:  Agastache
This hummingbird mint boasts large spikes of reddish-pink tubular flowers with an orange tint over a long season in summer and early fall. The whole plant is aromatic. Grow in a bed, border, rock garden, or xeric garden.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Hybrid of A. rupestris and A. cana . Large plant with spikes of pink-red-orange flowers that hummingbirds love.
Care:  Grow in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Tolerates dry, xeric sites but also grows well in regular garden conditions.
Propagation:  Start seeds indoors in early spring at 55° to 64°F; divide in spring; take cuttings in late summer.
Problems:  Usually easy to grow, but mildew and rust can be problems during a dry summer. Downy mildew and other fungal diseases occasionally occur.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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